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Sir (Arthur) Paul Dean, Baron Dean of Harptree, PC (14 September 1924 – 1 April 2009) was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was educated at Ellesmere College and Exeter College, Oxford. He was Member of Parliament for Somerset North from 1964 to 1983, and after boundary changes, for Woodspring from 1983 until his retirement in 1992, preceding Liam Fox. Dean was a junior minister for Health and Social Security during the 1970-1974 Conservative government. From 1982 until his retirement, he was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons firstly under George Thomas and then Bernard Weatherill.

In 1993 he was made a life peer as Baron Dean of Harptree, of Wedmore in the County of Somerset.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edwin Leather
Member of Parliament for Somerset North
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Woodspring
Succeeded by
Liam Fox


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