Sir Julian Gordon Priestley was born on May 26, 1950, in Croydon, Surrey and died on April 22, 2017.
He served as Secretary-General of the European Parliament 1997–2007.
Priestley was the second President of the Young European Federalists 1974–1976.
He was educated at St Boniface’s Catholic College, Plymouth, and Balliol College, Oxford, graduating in 1972 with an honours degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE).
Priestley was president of the Oxford Union and chairman of the Oxford University Labour Club.
Priestley stood three times for Labour in Plymouth (twice in Plymouth Sutton and once in Plymouth Devonport) in general elections (in Plymouth Devonport against David Owen).
Sir Julian Priestley passed away at 66 years old.