David Lepper

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David Lepper
Member of Parliament
for Brighton Pavilion
In office
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Derek Spencer
Succeeded by Caroline Lucas
Personal details
Born (1945-09-15) 15 September 1945 (age 72)
Richmond, Surrey, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Labour Co-operative
Alma mater University of Kent
University of Sussex
University of Westminster

David Lepper (born 15 September 1945) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Pavilion from 1997 to 2010.

Non-political life[edit]

Lepper was educated at the University of Kent where he took a degree in English and American literature. He also has a PGCE qualification from the University of Sussex and a Postgraduate Diploma in Film from the Polytechnic of Central London. Prior to his election to parliament Lepper worked as a secondary school English and Media Studies teacher at Westlain Grammar School and Falmer High School, both in Brighton. Lepper is married to Jeane (born Jeane Stroud); they have one son and one daughter.

On 24 July 2012, David Lepper was conferred the honorary degree of Master of Laws from the University of Brighton.


Lepper was the first Labour leader of Brighton Council, and Mayor in 1993-94. His wife Jeane is a prominent councillor within the Labour group on Brighton and Hove council.[1] In parliament, Lepper chaired the Broadcasting select committee. Lepper supported the building of the new stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion F.C..

In 2006 he announced that he would be standing down at the next general election.[2]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Derek Spencer
Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion
Succeeded by
Caroline Lucas