Greville Janner

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The Lord Janner of Braunstone

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Janner in 2009
Member of the House of Lords
In office
25 October 1997 – 19 December 2015
Member of Parliament
for Leicester West
In office
28 February 1974 – 1 May 1997
Preceded byConstituency recreated
Barnett Janner (1950)
Succeeded byPatricia Hewitt
Member of Parliament
for Leicester North West
In office
18 June 1970 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byBarnett Janner
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Greville Ewan Janner

(1928-07-11)11 July 1928
Cardiff, Wales
Died19 December 2015(2015-12-19) (aged 87)
London, England
Cause of deathDementia
Resting placeWillesden United Synagogue Cemetery
Political partyLabour
(suspended April 2015)[1]
Spouse(s)Myra Sheink (m. 1955–1996)
EducationSt Paul's School, London
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge
Harvard Law School

Greville Ewan Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone (11 July 1928 – 19 December 2015) was a British politician, barrister and writer.

He was QC since 1971, he was a Labour MP from 1970 to 1997; and then a member of the House of Lords until he died. He was associated with a number of Jewish organisations including the Board of Deputies of British Jews, of which he was chairman from 1978 to 1984, and he was prominent in the field of education about the Holocaust.

Janner was alleged to have abused vulnerable children from 1955 to 1988.

Janner died on 19 December 2015 in London from Alzheimer's disease, aged 87 and months earlier he had been deemed unfit to stand trial over allegations of 33 years of sexually abusing vulnerable children.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lord Janner will not face child sex abuse charges, CPS says", BBC News, 16 April 2015
  2. "Lord Janner dies, aged 87, after long illness". BBC News. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.