Labour life peer, Lord Bilston, has died aged 71
Lord Bilston joined the Lords in 2005. He last spoke in the Lords chamber on 26 March 2013, when he asked a question following a govenment statement on the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry.
He was MP for Wolverhampton South East for 18 years (1987-05). During this time he served on several Commons committees including:
- Finance and Services (1997-2005)
- Education (1992-94)
- Education, Science and the Arts (1989-92).
Before entering Parliament he spent 20 years as Wolverhampton City Councillor (1966-86). He was elected to the council at the age of 22. Lord Bilston also served as president of the Bilston Community Association from 1987 until his death.
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