Anthony Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill

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Anthony Paul Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill, QC (3 July 1936 – 8 August 2020) was a British barrister and politician. He sat in the House of Lords as a non-affiliated peer.[1] He was born into a Jewish family[2] in London.

n 29 June 2007, Lester was appointed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a special adviser on constitutional reform to the Secretary of State for Justice.[3] Lester's peerage was announced on 13 August 1993.

Until sexual harassment claims arose in February 2018, Lord Lester sat as a Liberal Democrat.[4] On 12 November 2018, the House of Lords Committee for Privileges and Conduct supported a recommendation that Lord Lester be suspended from the House of Lords until June 2022 as a result of a complaint of sexual harassment.[5]

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  1. "Lord Lester of Herne Hill". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. Gloger, Dana (11 July 2008). "Aye! To 150 years of Jewish MPs". The Jewish Chronicle.
  3. "Brown unveils new faces". 29 June 2007. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007.
  4. "Peer faces suspension over sex claims case". BBC News. 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  5. Elgot, Jessica; Walker, Peter (13 November 2018). "Lord Lester harassment victim urges others to speak out". The Guardian.