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The Lord Lester of Herne Hill

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill's official parliamentary photo
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
13 October 1993 – 12 December 2018
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1936-07-03)3 July 1936
Died 8 August 2020(2020-08-08) (aged 84)
Nationality British
Occupation Politician, lawyer

Anthony Paul Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill, QC (3 July 1936 – 8 August 2020) was a British barrister and politician. He sat in the House of Lords as a non-affiliated peer. He was born into a Jewish family in London.

n 29 June 2007, Lester was appointed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a special adviser on constitutional reform to the Secretary of State for Justice. Lester's peerage was announced on 13 August 1993.

On 12 November 2018, the House of Lords Committee for Privileges and Conduct supported a recommendation that Lord Lester be suspended from the House of Lords until June 2022.

Lester died on 9 August 2020, at the age of 84.

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