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John Robert Louis Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford (born 21 June 1942) is a British Liberal Democrat politician.

He was Conservative MP for Nelson and Colne from 1979 to 1983, and then for Pendle from 1983 until he lost his seat to the Labour candidate Gordon Prentice in 1992. Lee served as junior minister for Defence Procurement from 1983 to 1986, and then for Employment from 1986 to 1989, being Minister for Tourism from 1987 to 1989.

In 2001, he left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats, and was made a life peer as Baron Lee of Trafford, of Bowdon in the County of Cheshire on 26 May 2006.


  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1992
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Doug Hoyle
Member of Parliament for Nelson and Colne
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Pendle
Succeeded by
Gordon Prentice


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