Deaths of life Peers announced

Lord Lyell of Markyate. © PA
31 August 2010

The deaths have been announced of Lord Lyell of Markyate and Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

Lord Lyell of Markyate

Conservative life Peer, Lord Lyell of Markyate died on 30 August, aged 71.

Appointed a life Peer in 2005, Sir Nicholas Lyell held a number of ministerial positions in Conservative governments. He was Attorney General for England and Wales from 1992-97, Solicitor General from 1987-92 and Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Security from 1986-87.

He was elected MP for Hemel Hempstead in 1979 and represented constituencies in Bedfordshire from 1983 until 2001.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Labour life Peer, Lord McIntosh of Haringey died on 27 August. He was 77.

Appointed a life Peer in 1983, Lord McIntosh held a number positions in government and opposition in the House of Lords, including Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Government Deputy Chief Whip from 1997-2003; Deputy Chair of Committees from 1997-2003; and Deputy Speaker 1999-2002.

A councillor for Hornsey, then for the London Borough of Haringey in the 1960s, Lord McIntosh also led the Labour Group on the Greater London Council in the 1980s.

Image: Lord Lyell of Markyate. Copyright PA.

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