David Lipsey, Baron Lipsey

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David Lawrence Lipsey, Baron Lipsey (born 21 April 1948) is a British journalist and Labour Party politician.

Lipsey was created a Life peer as Baron Lipsey, of Tooting Bec in the London Borough of Wandsworth, on 30 July 1999.[1] He sits on the Labour benches in the House of Lords. He had been a political adviser to Anthony Crosland in Opposition and an adviser to 10 Downing Street. He has worked as a journalist for a variety of different publications including the Sunday Times, Sunday Correspondent, The Times, The Guardian and The Economist. From 1982 to 1983 he was Chairman of the Fabian Society and from 1970 to 1972 Secretary of the Streatham Labour Party.

David Lipsey was awarded a Special Orwell Prize in 1997 for his work as ‘Bagehot’ in The Economist. In 2004 he was elected chairman of the British Harness Racing Club.