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Joan LESTOR, British Member of Parliament.


LESTOR, Joan was born on November 13, 1931. Daughter of the late Charles Lestor and Etty Lestor.


Teacher Training College. London University.


Member of Parliament for Eton and Slough, 1966-1983, and for Eccles, since 1987. Parliamentary Under Secretary, Dept, of Education and Science, 1969-1970. Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1974-1975.

Under Secretary of State, Dept, of Education and Science, 1975-1976. Member. Labour Party National Executive Committee, 1968. Labour Party Chairman, 1977-1978.

Head, Lambeth London Borough Council Police Unit, 1984-1985. Director, Trade Unions Child Care Project, 1986-1987. Opposition Spokesperson for Development and Co-operation, since 1988.

Professional career: Teacher, 1952-1959. Ran kindergarten, 1959-1968. Chairman, Defence for Children International, United Kingdom Branch.


  • Other Interests

    Recreations: playing with children. Studying animals; theatre. Education; employment.

    Foreign affairs; race relations.


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