Graham Tope, Baron Tope
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Tope
|Member of the London Assembly
for the Liberal Democrats (London-wide)
4 May 2000 – 1 May 2008
|Member of Parliament
for Sutton and Cheam
7 December 1972 – 28 February 1974
|Preceded by||Richard Sharples|
|Succeeded by||Neil Macfarlane|
|Born||30 November 1943|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party (1972-1988)|
In 1972, Tope captured the seat of Sutton and Cheam at a parliamentary by-election from the Conservative for the Liberal Party. The Conservatives retook the seat at the February 1974 General Election.
He was made a life peer as Baron Tope, of Sutton in the London Borough of Sutton in 1994. He is a member of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union and is the only person in the country to have served as a member of a European Institution, a member of the UK Parliament, a member of a regional government structure and as a borough councillor all at the same time.
At the London Assembly, he was leader of the Liberal Democrat Group until 2006, member of the Audit Panel, and member of the Transport Committee. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, which oversees the Metropolitan Police.
- Graham Tope: profile at the site of Liberal Democrats
- Graham Tope: biography from the London Assembly
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|Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam
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