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The Lord Graham of Edmonton

Opposition Chief Whip of the House of Lords
In office
5 July 1990 β€“ 2 May 1997
LeaderNeil Kinnock
John Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Tony Blair
Preceded byThe Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Succeeded byThe Lord Strathclyde
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
14 April 1976 β€“ 4 May 1979
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJames Callaghan
Preceded byJames Dunn
Succeeded byJohn MacGregor
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
12 September 1983
Life Peerage β€“ 21 March 2020
Member of Parliament
for Edmonton
In office
28 February 1974 β€“ 9 June 1983
Preceded byAusten Albu
Succeeded byIan Twinn
Personal details
Thomas Edward Graham

(1925-03-26)26 March 1925
Died21 March 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 94)
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Thomas Edward Graham, Baron Graham of Edmonton, PC (26 March 1925 – 21 March 2020) was an English Labour Co-operative politician.
1 Career
2 Political career
3 Personal life
4 References
5 Sources
6 External links
Graham was educated at the Co-operative College and held several positions in the co-operative movement from 1939, becoming National Secretary for the Co-operative Party. During the Second World War he saw active service in the British Army and was seriously injured by enemy fire. Graham was a councillor on Enfield Borough Council from 1961, joining the new London Borough of Enfield in 1964 and becoming its leader for ten years.
In 1966, Graham contested Enfield West at that year's general election. He was Member of Parliament for Edmonton from February 1974, serving as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection from 1974 to 1976, then as a government whip from 1976 to 1979, with the title of Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. He was an opposition spokesman on the environment from 1980 to 1983, when he lost his seat in the House of Commons to Ian Twinn as part of Labour's landslide election defeat of that year.
On 12 September 1983, after losing his seat, Graham was created a life peer as Baron Graham of Edmonton, of Edmonton in Greater London. He was Labour Chief Whip 1990-97. He has been chairman of the Co-operative Council and served as President of the 1987 Co-operative Congress. He is President of the Institute of Meat and Patron of the Ancient Order of Foresters and of the Edmonton Constituency Labour Party. Graham was a supporter of Humanists UK and lived at Loughton. His cousin, Oona King, also became a Labour Member of Parliament.
Political career
On 18 December 1986, Graham was the only Peer in the House of Lords to speak against Lord Halsbury's Local Government Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill, which sought to prohibit the promotion of homosexuality by local authorities. This bill subsequently became law as Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, when it was reintroduced by David Wilshire MP in the Commons.
Personal life
Graham was a first cousin of medical doctor Miriam Stoppard, and a first cousin, once removed, of actor Ed Stoppard, Miriam's son, and politician Oona King, Miriam's niece. He died on 21 March 2020, aged 94.
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