David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon


David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon
Lord Stoddart in 2009.

David Leonard Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon (born 4 May 1926) is a British independent Labour politician (that is, unaffiliated to the Labour Party).

Political career

Stoddart was a member of the County Borough Council of Reading from 1954-1972[1] and was the Leader of the Council from 1965-72. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for Swindon from 1970 to 1983, when he lost his seat to the Conservative Simon Coombs. Stoddart was a government whip from 1975 to 1978.

Stoddart was raised to the peerage as a life peer in 1983[1] as Baron Stoddart of Swindon, of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire. 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.[1]

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,[2] a position he held until May 2007.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christopher Ward
Member of Parliament for Swindon
19701983
Succeeded by
Simon Coombs

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