Des Turner

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Des Turner
Member of Parliament
for Brighton Kemptown
In office
2 May 1997 – 10 April 2010
Preceded by Andrew Bowden
Succeeded by Simon Kirby
Personal details
Born (1939-07-17) 17 July 1939 (age 78)
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Lynn Rogers
Alma mater Imperial College London, University College, London

Desmond Stanley Turner (born 17 July 1939) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Kemptown from 1997 to 2010.

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Luton Grammar School (now known as Luton Sixth Form College) on Bradgers Hill Road in Luton. At Imperial College London, he gained a BSc and MSc. At University College, London, he gained a PhD, researching Biochemistry. At Brighton Polytechnic, he got a PGCE, and subsequently became a teacher. He also became a partner in an independent brewery.

Turner was a Councillor on East Sussex County Council 1985-97, and on Brighton Borough Council 1994-97 and Brighton and Hove Council 1996-97.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He contested Mid-Sussex in 1979. He stood down at the 2010 General Election, with the local Labour Party selecting Simon Burgess as their candidate to succeed him.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His second wife is Lynn Rogers, whom he married in September 1997 in Brighton. He has a daughter from his first marriage to Lynette Gwyn-Jones, the former Leader of Brighton and Hove Council.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Andrew Bowden
Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown
Succeeded by
Simon Kirby