Terence Higgins, Baron Higgins

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Higgins
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver 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