Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Anderson of Swansea
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 June 2005
Member of Parliament
for Swansea East
In office
11 October 1974 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Neil McBride
Succeeded by Sian James
Member of Parliament
for Monmouth
In office
31 March 1966 – 18 June 1970
Preceded by Peter Thorneycroft
Succeeded by Sir John Stradling Thomas
Personal details
Born (1939-06-17) 17 June 1939 (age 77)
Nationality Welsh
Political party Labour
Alma mater Swansea University

Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea, PC, DL (born 17 June 1939, Swansea), is a British Labour Party politician, who was a Member of Parliament for Monmouth from 1966 to 1970 and Swansea East from 1974 to 2005.

Anderson was educated at Brynmill Primary School in Swansea, Swansea Grammar School (now known as Bishop Gore School) and Swansea University.

He was one of the longest-serving Members of Parliament in the UK in recent years, his service totaling 34 years. He retired from Parliament at the 2005 general election. On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer, and on 28 June 2005 he was created Baron Anderson of Swansea, of Swansea in the County of West Glamorgan.[1] He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Glamorgan in February 2006.

From 1971 to 1974 he was a Labour councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.[citation needed]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Thorneycroft
Member of Parliament for Monmouth
Succeeded by
Sir John Stradling Thomas
Preceded by
Neil McBride
Member of Parliament for Swansea East
Oct 19742005
Succeeded by
Sian James