Peter Archer, Baron Archer of Sandwell

Peter Kingsley Archer, Baron Archer of Sandwell, QC, PC (20 November 1926 – 14 June 2012), was a British lawyer and Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1966 until 1992, when he became a life peer. Between 1974 and 1979 he was Solicitor General for England and Wales.


The Lord Archer of Sandwell

Archer in 2011
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
31 October 1983  13 July 1987
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byDon Concannon
Succeeded byKevin McNamara
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade
In office
24 November 1982  31 October 1983
LeaderMichael Foot
Preceded byJohn Smith
Succeeded byPeter Shore
Shadow Attorney General
In office
24 November 1981  24 November 1982
LeaderMichael Foot
Preceded byJohn Morris
Succeeded byArthur Davidson
Solicitor General for England and Wales
In office
7 March 1974  4 May 1979
Prime MinisterJames Callaghan
Preceded bySir Michael Havers
Succeeded bySir Ian Percival
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
9 July 1992  14 June 2012
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Warley West (1974-1992)
Rowley Regis and Tipton (1966-1974)
In office
31 March 1966  16 March 1992
Preceded byArthur Henderson
Succeeded byJohn Spellar
Personal details
Born
Peter Kingsley Archer

(1926-11-20)20 November 1926
Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Died14 June 2012(2012-06-14) (aged 85)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Alma materLondon School of Economics