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Sir David Austin Trippier, RD (born 15 May 1945) is a British Conservative Party politician and author.

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1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Later life 4 Freemasonry 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Trippier was born on 15 May 1945. He was educated at Bury Grammar School. Political career[edit] Trippier fought Rochdale in a by-election in 1972, coming third. In the February and October 1974 elections he stood at Oldham West, but was beaten each time by future Labour Cabinet Minister Michael Meacher. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rossendale from 1979 to 1983, and for Rossendale and Darwen from 1983, until he lost his seat in 1992, by 120 votes to Labour's Janet Anderson. Trippier was appointed his PPS by Kenneth Clarke
Kenneth Clarke
while he was Minister of State for Health at the Department of Health and Social Security from 1982 to 1983. He then served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Trade and Industry, 1983 to 1985, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Employment, 1985 to 1987, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for the Environment, 1987 to 1989, and then Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside at the Department of the Environment
Department of the Environment
from 1989 to 1992. Later life[edit] He was knighted after he lost his House of Commons seat, and appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire
High Sheriff of Lancashire
for 1997. He subsequently became the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party's Northern Board. Freemasonry[edit] He was initiated in to Freemasonry
Freemasonry
in 1968, at the age of 21.[1] In 2011, he became the Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons in East Lancashire. He was invested on 22 February 2012.[2] References[edit]

^ "The Provincial Grand Master CV". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.  ^ "The Provincial Grand Master". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

The Times
The Times
Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1992 Lend Me Your Ears 9781841041780 published by The Memoir Club

External links[edit]

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by David Trippier

Parliament of the United Kingdom

Preceded by Michael Noble Member of Parliament for Rossendale 1979–1983 constituency abolished

New constituency Member of Parliament for Rossendale and Darwen 1983–1992 Succeeded by Janet Anderson

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