David Trippier

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Sir David Austin Trippier, RD (born 15 May 1945) is a British Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

Trippier was born on 15 May 1945. He was educated at Bury Grammar School.

Political career[edit]

Trippier was Member of Parliament for Rossendale from 1979 to 1983, and for Rossendale and Darwen from 1983 until he lost his seat in 1992 by 120 votes to Labour's Janet Anderson

Trippier was appointed his PPS by Kenneth Clarke while he was Minister of State for Health at the Department of Health and Social Security from 1982 to 1983. He then served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1983 to 1985, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment, 1985 to 1987, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, 1987 to 1989, and then Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside at the Department of the Environment from 1989 to 1992.

Later life[edit]

He was knighted after he lost his House of Commons seat and appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1997. He subsequently became the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party's Northern Board.

Freemasonry[edit]

He was initiated in to Freemasonry in 1968 at the age of 21.[1] In 2011, he became the Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons in East Lancashire. He was invested on 22 February 2012.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Provincial Grand Master CV". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Provincial Grand Master". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  • The Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1992
  • Lend Me Your Ears 9781841041780 published by The Memoir Club

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Noble
Member of Parliament for Rossendale
19791983
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Rossendale and Darwen
19831992
Succeeded by
Janet Anderson