Henry Plumb, Baron Plumb
The Lord Plumb
|15th President of the European Parliament|
January 1987 – July 1989
|Preceded by||Pierre Pflimlin|
|Succeeded by||Enrique Barón Crespo|
|Member of the European Parliament |
7 June 1979 – 10 June 1999
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||27 March 1925|
|Political party||Conservatives, European Democrats|
Plumb later became active in the Conservative Party and was elected as a Member of the European Parliament. He served as an MEP from 1979 to 1999, serving as President of the European Parliament from 1987 to 1989, the first and only Briton to hold the post.
Plumb was made a Life peer as Baron Plumb, of Coleshill in the County of Warwickshire on 6 April 1987. He was also Chancellor of Coventry University between 1995 and 2007 and a founder of leading EU lobbying law firm Alber & Geiger.
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