Paul Dean, Baron Dean of Harptree

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Dean of Harptree
PC
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
28th May 1982 – 6th May 1992
Preceded by Ernest Armstrong
Succeeded by Betty Boothroyd
Member of Parliament
for Woodspring
North Somerset (1964 - 1983)
In office
15 October 1964 – 9 April 1992
Preceded by Edwin Leather
Succeeded by Liam Fox
Personal details
Born (1924-09-14)14 September 1924
Died 1 April 2009(2009-04-01) (aged 84)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Exeter College, Oxford

Arthur Paul Dean, Baron Dean of Harptree, PC (14 September 1924 – 1 April 2009) was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was educated at Ellesmere College and Exeter College, Oxford. He was Member of Parliament for North Somerset from 1964 to 1983, and after boundary changes, for Woodspring from 1983 until his retirement in 1992, preceding Liam Fox. Dean was a junior minister for Health and Social Security during the 1970-1974 Conservative government. From 1982 until his retirement, he was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons firstly under George Thomas and then Bernard Weatherill. When in the chair of the Commons on 21 June 1990, Dean was required to use his casting vote, the most recent person to do so.[1]

In 1993 he was made a life peer as Baron Dean of Harptree, of Wedmore in the County of Somerset.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "21 June 1990". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (House of Commons). col. 1220–1221. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edwin Leather
Member of Parliament for North Somerset
19641983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Woodspring
19831992
Succeeded by
Liam Fox
Preceded by
Ernest Armstrong
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
28th May 1982 – 6th May 1992
Succeeded by
Betty Boothroyd