Edward Bishop, Baron Bishopston

IntroBritish politician
Was Politician 
From United Kingdom 
Type Politics 
Birth 3 October 1920 
, Bristol, United Kingdom
Death 19 April 1984 
, Tiverton, United Kingdom
(aged 63 years)
Star signLibra
Politics Labour Party
University of Bristol

Edward Stanley Bishop, Baron Bishopston, PC (3 October 1920 – 19 April 1984) was a British Labour Party politician.

Born in Bristol, Bishop was educated at South Bristol Central School, Merchant Venturers’ Technical College and Bristol University. He was an aeronautical design draughtsman. He contested Bristol West in 1950, Exeter in 1951 and South Gloucestershire in 1955.

Bishop was Member of Parliament for Newark from 1964 to 1979, when he lost the seat to the Conservative Richard Alexander. Bishop was an assistant government whip from 1966 to 1967, and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1974 to 1979.

After he lost his seat, he was created a life peer as Baron Bishopston, of Newark in the County of Nottinghamshire on 21 May 1981.

He was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1977, Giving Him the Honorific Title “The Right Honourable” and after ennoblement the Post Nominal Letters “PC” for Life.

Lord Bishopston died in Devon aged 63.

Personal life

He was married to Winifred and had four daughters: Anne, Mary, Frances and Ursula.