David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon

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David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon

British independent Labour politician add

Category: Politics

Born in 1926.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), Europe (22%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Berkshire, Simon Coombs, European integration

Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party, European integration, House of Lords




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David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon was born in 1926 add something


He was the Labour Member of Parliament for Swindon from 1970 to 1983, when he lost his seat to the Conservative Simon Coombs add something


Stoddart was a government whip from 1975 to 1978 add something


Stoddart was raised to the peerage as a life peer in 1983 as "'Baron Stoddart of Swindon"', of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire add something


He was expelled from the Labour benches in the House of Lords in 2002 for backing a Socialist Alliance candidate in the 2001 general election, an action he took because he strongly opposed the parachuting of Shaun Woodward, a defector from the Conservative Party, into a safe Labour seat add something


Campaign for an Independent Britain - Stoddart was for many years the Chairman of the Campaign for an Independent Britain, which campaigns for the United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union, a position he held until May 2007 add something


In 2016, he expressed his support for the upcoming EU referendum, urging withdrawal from the European Union add something