Monday, January 29, 2007
Former Transport Minister Dies
Paul Channon, who was a Cabinet Minister in the Thatcher Government has died. He was Conservative MP for Southend West from 1959 to 1997 and entered the Thatcher Cabinet in 1986 as Trade Secretary. He later became Secretary of State for Transport in 1987 before leaving the Cabinet in 1989. In 1997 he was made a Life Peer as Lord Kelvedon of Ongar.