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Lord Bassam of Brighton

politician and activist

John Steven Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton, PC (born 11 June 1953) is a British Labour and Co-operative politician and member of the House of Lords.

The Lord Bassam of Brighton

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Bassam (second from left) learning how to use a defibrillator at an event
Opposition Chief Whip of the House of Lords
Assumed office
11 May 2010
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Ed Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded byThe Baroness Anelay of St John's
Government Chief Whip of the House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
3 October 2008 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byThe Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Succeeded byThe Baroness Anelay of St John's
Personal details
John Steven Bassam

(1953-06-11) 11 June 1953 (age 66)
Great Bentley, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Alma materUniversity of Sussex
University of Kent

On 8 July 2009 he was made a Privy Councillor.[1]


  1. "Orders Approved at the Privy Council Held by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 8th July 2009". Privy Council Office. Retrieved 11 May 2012.