Lyndon Harrison, Baron Harrison

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Lyndon Henry Arthur Harrison, Baron Harrison (born 28 September 1947) is a British Labour Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Harrison was born on 28 September 1947,[1] to Charles and Edith Harrison.[2] He was educated at the City of Oxford High School for Boys, a state school in Oxford, Oxfordshire.[1] He then attended the University of Warwick, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English and American studies. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex where he completed a Master of Arts (MA) degree in American studies in 1971.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was a Labour Party local councillor from 1981 to 1990, serving on Cheshire County Council. He was Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1999, representing the Cheshire West constituency.[1]

He was created a life peer on 28 July 1999 taking the title Baron Harrison, of Chester in the County of Cheshire.[3] Lord Harrison speaks regularly in the House of Lords.

Personal life[edit]

Harrison is a Humanist. He is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group and a Distinguished Supporter of Humanists UK.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Lyndon Henry Arthur HARRISON". People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Lord Lyndon Harrison" (pdf). Biographies. High Court of Tynwald. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "No. 55571". The London Gazette. 3 August 1999. p. 8353. 
  4. ^ "Lord Harrison". Distinguished supporters. British Humanist Association. Retrieved 22 July 2014.