Wedderburn Bill Baron Wedderburn of Charlton

Publié le par Roger Cousin

Wedderburn Bill Baron Wedderburn of CharltonKenneth William Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, (13 April 1927 – 9 March 2012), was a British politician and member of the House of Lords, affiliated with the Labour Party. He briefly became a crossbench member, citing his dislike of Blairism and 'the smell' of cash for questions. He re-took the Labour Party whip in 2007. He worked at the University of Cambridge and then the London School of Economics as the Cassell Professor of Commercial Law. After graduating in law from Queens' College, Cambridge, he served in the RAF for two years.

He had a long career in labour law, and in 1977 was created a life peer with the title Baron Wedderburn of Charlton (Wedderburn chose this title as a tribute to his favourite football team Charlton Athletic F.C. from Greater London. He was an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association. He married first Nina Salaman in 1951 and had three children, Sarah, David and Lucy. The marriage ended in divorce. His second marriage in 1962 was to Dorothy Cole a social scientist and university administrator. It also ended in divorce. His third marriage in 1969 was to Frances Knight with whom he had a son, Jonathan.

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