Tony Banks, Baron Stratford

Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1942[1] – 8 January 2006) was a British Labour politician who served as a member of Parliament from 1983 to 2005 and subsequently as a member of the House of Lords. He served as Minister for Sport from 1997 to 1999. He was well known in the House of Commons for his acid tongue.[2]


The Lord Stratford
Tony Banks
Minister for Sport
In office
2 May 1997  20 October 1999
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byIain Sproat
Succeeded byKate Hoey
Member of Parliament
for West Ham
In office
2 May 1997  11 April 2005
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byLyn Brown
Member of Parliament
for Newham North West
In office
9 June 1983  8 April 1997
Preceded byArthur Lewis
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
23 June 2005  8 January 2006
Life peerage
Personal details
Born
Anthony Louis Banks

(1942-04-08)8 April 1942
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died8 January 2006(2006-01-08) (aged 63)
Fort Myers, Florida, US
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Other political
affiliations
Liberal
Alma mater