David Lightbown

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Sir David Lightbown

Comptroller of the Household
In office
28 November 1990 – 12 December 1995
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byTony Durant
Succeeded byTimothy Wood
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
25 July 1990 – 28 November 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byTony Durant
Succeeded byJohn Mark Taylor
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
26 July 1987 – 25 July 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded bySecond Thatcher ministry
Succeeded byIrvine Patnick
Member of Parliament
for South East Staffordshire
In office
9 June 1983 – 12 December 1995
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byBrian Jenkins

Sir David Lincoln Lightbown (30 November 1932 – 12 December 1995) was the Conservative Member of Parliament for South East Staffordshire from 1983 until he died in office in 1995 aged 63 (he suffered a heart attack while watching a rugby match). The resulting by-election for his seat was won by the Labour Party candidate Brian Jenkins.

During his time in Parliament Lightbown served as a government whip. His imposing physique and reputation for robust methods led to him being branded “the Terminator”.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dark rumours in Westminster over Tory whips' behaviour". The Guardian. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for South East Staffordshire
19831995
Succeeded by
Brian Jenkins
Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Durant
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1990
Succeeded by
John Mark Taylor
Preceded by
Sir George Young, Bt
Comptroller of the Household
1990–1995
Succeeded by
Timothy Wood