Rt Hon. Lord John Biffen PC
(1930-2007)

Member of Parliament (1961-1983), Privy Counsellor (from 1979), Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1979), Trade Secretary (1981-1982), Leader of the House of Commons (1982-1987), Lord Privy Seal (1983-1987), Member of Parliament (1983-1997), and Baron Biffen (from 1997)

Died aged c. 77

William John Biffen, Baron Biffen, PC, DL (3 November 1930 – 14 August 2007) was a Conservative member of the House of Lords, who previously spent 36 years in the House of Commons.

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To commemorate John Biffen Lord Biffen of Tanat 1930-2007 William John Biffen, the son of a tenant farmer, lived at Hill Farm, Otterhampton. He attended Otterhampton Village School, Combwich; Dr. Morgan's Grammar School, Bridgwater; and Jesus College Cambridge, where he gained a first in History. He became Member of Parliament for Oswestry in 1961 and remained a Shropshire M.P. until 1997 when he was given a life peerage. He was Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1979, Trade Secretary in 1981, and Leader of the House of Commons from 1982 until 1987.

Otterhampton Village Hall, Combwich, United Kingdom where he was