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Norman Fowler, Baron Fowler

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The Lord Fowler

Lord Speaker
In office
1 September 2016 – 30 April 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyThe Lord McFall of Alcluith
Preceded byThe Baroness D'Souza
Succeeded byThe Lord McFall of Alcluith
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
2 June 1998 – 14 June 1999
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byBrian Mawhinney
Succeeded byAnn Widdecombe
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
In office
11 June 1997 – 1 June 1998
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byThe Lord Young of Cookham
Succeeded byGillian Shephard
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
11 May 1992 – 15 July 1994
LeaderJohn Major
Preceded byChris Patten
Succeeded byJeremy Hanley
Secretary of State for Employment
In office
13 June 1987 – 3 January 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byDavid Young
Succeeded byMichael Howard
Secretary of State for Social Services
In office
14 September 1981 – 13 June 1987
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byPatrick Jenkin
Succeeded byJohn Moore
Secretary of State for Transport
Minister of State for Transport (1979-1981)
In office
4 May 1979 – 14 September 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byBill Rodgers
Succeeded byDavid Howell
Opposition Chief Spokesman on Transport
In office
15 January 1976 – 4 May 1979
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byBill Rodgers (Shadow Minister for Transport)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Services
In office
18 February 1975 – 15 January 1976
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byPatrick Jenkin
Member of Parliament
for Sutton Coldfield
In office
28 February 1974 – 7 June 2001
Preceded byGeoffrey Lloyd
Succeeded byAndrew Mitchell
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham South
In office
18 June 1970 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byGeorge Perry
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
6 July 2001
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1938-02-02) 2 February 1938 (age 86)
Chelmsford, Essex, U.K.
Political partyConservative (before 1970–2016, 2021–present)
Other political
Speaker (2016–2021)
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge

Peter Norman Fowler, Baron Fowler, PC (born 2 February 1938) is a British politician. He was a member of Margaret Thatcher's ministry. He was the Lord Speaker from September 2016 until April 2021.

After serving as Shadow Minister of Transport, he was appointed Minister of Transport in 1979, being responsible for making seat belts compulsory. Later, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, he drew public attention to the dangers of AIDS. He resigned from the cabinet as Employment Secretary, and was knighted in 1990.

On 25 February 2021, Fowler announced that he would resign as Lord Speaker on 30 April 2021 to focus on campaigning work.[1]

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  1. "Lord Speaker announces he is stepping down". UK Parliament. 25 February 2021.

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