Terence Higgins, Baron Higgins

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Higgins
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1950 Auckland 4x440 yard relay

Terence Langley Higgins, Baron Higgins, KBE, DL, PC (born 18 January 1928) is a retired British Conservative politician and Commonwealth Games silver medalist winner for England.

Higgins was Member of Parliament for Worthing from 1964 to 1997,[1] and Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1972 and 1974.[2]

He served in the RAF from 1946 to 1948, and was a member of British Olympic Team in 1948 and 1952. He was created a life peer as Baron Higgins, of Worthing in the County of West Sussex on 28 October 1997.[3] While in opposition, he served as the Conservative shadow minister for work and pensions in the House of Lords. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1993 New Years Honours List.[4]


His wife, Dame Rosalyn Higgins, was the President of the International Court of Justice.


  1. ^ "Worthing MP's plan could 'save nation millions'". Mid Sussex Times. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Cairncross, Frances; Cairncross, Alec (1992). The Legacy of the golden age: the 1960s and their economic consequences. Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 0-415-07154-2. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54936. p. 12333. 3 November 1997.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53153. p. 7. 31 December 1992.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Otho Prior-Palmer
Member of Parliament for Worthing
constituency abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Jenkin
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
John Gilbert