Don Dixon, Baron Dixon, British politician, Died at 87

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Donald Dixon, Baron Dixon was born on March 6, 1929, and died on February 19, 2017.

He was a British Labour politician.

He worked in the Tyne shipyards and was a workers’ representative before being elected.

From 1963 and 1974 Dixon was a leader of Jarrow Borough Council; after that council’s abolition, he spent five years as chairman of housing at South Tyneside.

Dixon was Member of Parliament (MP) for Jarrow from 1979 until his retirement in 1997, serving as a party whip, and considered on the Old Right of the Party.

Don Dixon was subsequently elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer with the title Baron Dixon of Jarrow in the county of Tyne and Wear.

Don Dixon retired from the House of Lords on 9 February 2016.

Don Dixon passed away at 87 years old.

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