David Lepper

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David Lepper
Member of Parliament
for Brighton Pavilion
In office
1 May 1997 – 6 May 2010
Preceded by Derek Spencer
Succeeded by Caroline Lucas
Personal details
Born (1945-09-15) 15 September 1945 (age 69)
Richmond, Surrey, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Labour Co-operative
Alma mater University of Kent
University of Sussex
University of Westminster

David Lepper (born 15 September 1945) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Pavilion from 1997 to 2010.

Non-political life[edit]

Lepper was educated at the University of Kent where he took a degree in English and American literature. He also has a PGCE qualification from the University of Sussex and a Postgraduate Diploma in Film from the Polytechnic of Central London. Prior to his election to parliament Lepper worked as a secondary school English and Media Studies teacher at Westlain Grammar School and Falmer High School, both in Brighton. Lepper is married to Jeane (born Jeane Stroud); they have one son and one daughter.

On 24 July 2012, David Lepper was conferred the honorary degree of Master of Laws from the University of Brighton.

Politics[edit]

Lepper was the first Labour leader of Brighton Council, and Mayor in 1993-94. His wife Jeane is a prominent councillor within the Labour group on Brighton and Hove council.[1] In parliament, Lepper chaired the Broadcasting select committee. Lepper supported the building of the new stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion F.C..

In 2006 he announced that he would be standing down at the next general election.[2]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Derek Spencer
Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion
19972010
Succeeded by
Caroline Lucas