Year 6 Meet a Lord in the Houses of Parliament
Year 6 had a special treat today as they met Lord Haselhurst. Alan Gordon Barraclough Haselhurst, Baron Haselhurst PC (born 23 June 1937) is a British Conservative politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden from 1977 to 2017, having represented Middleton and Prestwich as MP from 1970 to 1974. He was Chairman of Ways and Means from 14 May 1997 to 8 June 2010, and later Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association between 2011 and 2014. He was the oldest Conservative MP during his last Parliament, and stood down at the 2017 general election. On 22 June 2018, he was created a life peer as Baron Haselhurst, of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex. He was knighted in 1995 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1999. He is the Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cricket, was a Council Member of Essex County Cricket Club from 1996 to 2008, and is a member of Marylebone Cricket Club, and writes cricketing stories.