Ronnie Fearn, Baron Fearn

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Fearn
Member of Parliament
for Southport
In office
1 May 1997 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Matthew Banks
Succeeded by John Pugh
In office
11 June 1987 – 9 April 1992
Preceded by Ian Percival
Succeeded by Matthew Banks
Personal details
Born Ronald Cyril Fearn
(1931-02-06) 6 February 1931 (age 87)
Nationality English
Political party Liberal Democrat
Spouse(s) Joyce Fearn
Relations Maureen Fearn
Children Martin Fearn
Residence Norwood Ward, Southport
Profession Banker, Politician

Ronald Cyril Fearn, Baron Fearn, OBE (born 6 February 1931) is a British politician, since 2001, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords.

His birth was registered without his middle name in the Ormskirk registration district of Lancashire[1] and Fearn was educated at King George V Grammar School, Southport and had a career in banking. He served late into the 2010s as a Sefton Metropolitan Borough councillor and had been such on its predecessor body Merseyside County Council, achieving over 50 years of continuous service, elected as a Liberal and for its successor party the Liberal Democrats.

In the 1985 Birthday Honours Fearn was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[2]

His son, Martin, became a mathematics teacher at Cowley International College, St. Helens.

He was the Liberal and later Liberal Democrat MP for Southport from 1987 to 1992 and 1997 to 2001, after unsuccessfully contesting the seat at the four 1970s general elections. He received a life peerage and joined the House of Lords as Baron Fearn, of Southport in the County of Merseyside, in 2001.[3]


  1. ^ General Register Office public indices of birth, marriages and deaths, vol. 8b page 1378 which included until 1934 Southport
  2. ^ "No. 50154". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1985. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "No. 56275". The London Gazette. 16 July 2001. p. 8373. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Percival
Member of Parliament for Southport
Succeeded by
Matthew Banks
Preceded by
Matthew Banks
Member of Parliament for Southport
Succeeded by
John Pugh