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Former MP Lord Avebury known as the “Orpington Man” dies aged 87

PUBLISHED: 16:25 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:25 16 February 2016

Lord Avebury the

Lord Avebury the "Orpington Man"

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Eric Lubbock died on Sunday

The Lord Avebury, Eric Lubbock, known as the “Orpington Man” following his convincing election win in the sixties to become Orpington’s member of parliament, has died.

Lord Avebury died on Sunday, February 14, and had previously stood as Orpington’s representative as a Liberal in the House of Commons from 1962 to 1970.

After losing his seat, he became the longest-serving Lib Dem peer, working from 1971 until the week of his death.

He was one of the 92 hereditary peers who kept their seat during the reform of the House of Lords, due to his work to defend human rights world wide.


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