Jim Lester

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Sir James Theodore Lester, (born 23 May 1932[1]), known as Jim Lester, is a former British Conservative Party politician.

Born in Nottingham, Lester was Member of Parliament (MP) for Beeston between February 1974 and 1983, then for Broxtowe until the 1997 election, when he lost his seat to Labour. During his time in the House of Commons, he served as a party whip and a junior employment minister.


  1. ^ "Preview family record - Lester". Burkes peerage and gentry. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Beeston
Feb. 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Broxtowe
Succeeded by
Nick Palmer