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Nicholas Lyell QC, PC


Member of Parliament
for North East Bedfordshire
In office
1 May 1997 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Constituency Established
Succeeded by Alistair Burt

Member of Parliament
for Mid Bedfordshire
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Stephen Hastings
Succeeded by Jonathan Sayeed

Member of Parliament
for Hemel Hempstead
In office
3 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Robin Corbett
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished

Born 6 December 1938 (1938-12-06) (age 71)
London
Nationality Birtish
Political party Conservative

Nicholas Walter Lyell, Baron Lyell of Markyate, QC, PC (born 6 December 1938, London) is a British Conservative politician and was for much of his active political career known as Sir Nicholas Lyell.

Lyell was elected Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead from 1979, then Mid Bedfordshire from 1983, and moved to North East Bedfordshire at the 1997 election.

Lord Lyell is one of very few lawyers to have combined a successful career in Parliament and a major private practice. After 20 years at the Bar he was appointed Solicitor-General from 1987 to 1992 under Margaret Thatcher, and Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland under John Major from 1992 to 1997. He stood down as an MP at the 2001 election.[1]

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer,[2] and on 27 June 2005 he was created Baron Lyell of Markyate, of Markyate in the County of Hertfordshire.[3]

Lord Lyell of Markyate is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of Stowe School, but stood down from the role at the end of the 2006-07 academic year.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robin Corbett
Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead
19791983
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Stephen Hastings
Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire
19831997
Succeeded by
Jonathan Sayeed
New constituency Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire
19972001
Succeeded by
Alistair Burt
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Mayhew
Solicitor General for England and Wales
1987–1992
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Spencer
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Mayhew
Attorney General for England and Wales
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Sir John Morris
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Mayhew
Attorney General for Northern Ireland
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Sir John Morris
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