Norman St John-Stevas

Norman Antony Francis St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, PC, FRSL (/ˌsɪnən ˈstvəs/ sin-jən-STEE-vəs; born Norman Panayea St John Stevas;[1] 18 May 1929 – 2 March 2012) was a British Conservative politician, author and barrister. He served as Leader of the House of Commons in the government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1981. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Chelmsford from 1964 to 1987, and was made a life peer in 1987. His surname was created by compounding those of his father (Stevas) and mother (St John-O'Connor).


The Lord St John of Fawsley

Norman Antony Francis St John-Stevas, 1968
Minister of State for the Arts
In office
5 May 1979  5 January 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byThe Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge
Succeeded byPaul Channon
In office
2 December 1973  4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byThe Viscount Eccles
Succeeded byHugh Jenkins
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
5 May 1979  5 January 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byMichael Foot
Succeeded byFrancis Pym
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
5 May 1979  5 January 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byHarold Lever
Succeeded byFrancis Pym
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
6 November 1978  4 May 1979
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byFrancis Pym
Succeeded byMichael Foot
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
28 February 1974  6 November 1978
LeaderEdward Heath
Margaret Thatcher
Preceded byWilliam van Straubenzee
Succeeded byMark Carlisle
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
19 October 1987  2 March 2012
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Chelmsford
In office
15 October 1964  11 June 1987
Preceded byHubert Ashton
Succeeded bySimon Burns
Personal details
Born
Norman Panayea St John Stevas

(1929-05-18)18 May 1929
London, England
Died2 March 2012(2012-03-02) (aged 82)
London, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Domestic partnerAdrian Stanford (19562012) Civil Partnership 2008
Alma mater