David Lepper

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David Lepper
Member of Parliament
for Brighton Pavilion
In office
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded byDerek Spencer
Succeeded byCaroline Lucas
Personal details
Born (1945-09-15) 15 September 1945 (age 74)
Richmond, Surrey, London, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Alma materUniversity of Kent
University of Sussex
University of Westminster

David Lepper (born 15 September 1945) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Pavilion from 1997 to 2010.

Non-political life[edit]

Lepper was educated at the University of Kent where he took a degree in English and American literature. He also has a PGCE qualification from the University of Sussex and a Postgraduate Diploma in Film from the Polytechnic of Central London.[citation needed] Prior to his election to parliament Lepper worked as a secondary school English and Media Studies teacher at Westlain Grammar School and Falmer High School, both in Brighton. Lepper is married to Jeane (born Jeane Stroud); they have one son and one daughter.[1]

On 24 July 2012, David Lepper was conferred the honorary degree of Master of Laws from the University of Brighton.[citation needed]


Lepper was the first Labour leader of Brighton Borough Council,[1] and Mayor in 1993–94.[1] His wife Jeane is a former mayor[1][2] and councillor within the Labour group on Brighton and Hove Council.[3] In parliament, Lepper chaired the Broadcasting select committee.[citation needed] Lepper supported the building of the new new stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC.[citation needed]

In 2006, he announced that he would be standing down at the next general election.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "MP's wife in line to be mayor". The Argus. Newsquest Media Group. 18 December 2002. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. ^ "City's new mayor is sworn in". The Argus. Newsquest Media Group. 14 May 2004. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Jeane Lepper". Brighton & Hove City Council. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "MP to step down at next election". The Argus. Newsquest Media Group. 20 September 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2020.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Derek Spencer
Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion
Succeeded by
Caroline Lucas