Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell dies elderly 88

Sir Peter Tapsell Symbol caption Sir Peter Tapsell served as an MP for more than part a century

Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell has died aged 88.

Sir Peter was once “Father of the home” when he stood down as MP for Louth and Horncastle in 2015.

He had served ceaselessly in Parliament given that 1966, and also spent 5 years as Nottingham West MP ahead of shedding his seat in 1964.

Sir Peter did not serve in any Conservative governments, however used to be an opposition spokesman in the 1970s.

Craig Leyland, chairman of Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association, stated Sir Peter had served the constituency loyally and had by no means been afraid to talk his mind.

Sir Peter served below 9 Conservative leaders.

He served on the frontbench as a foreign affairs and then Treasury spokesman but resigned in 1978 in protest at Margaret Thatcher’s monetarist policies.

A Eurosceptic, Sir Peter was once one in every of the rebels who antagonistic the 1993 Maastricht Treaty.

He had a worthwhile second profession as a stockbroker, claiming to were earning £500,000 a yr within the 1970s.

Described as “the grandest of grandees” by way of the overdue sketch author Simon Hoggart, in 2011 he used to be appointed to the Privy Council – a rare honour for a backbencher.

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