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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Retired and Semi-retired members lunch – Life in the Lords by Lord Beecham

Date: 7 April 2016 12:00 for 12:30

Type: Social and Networking

Organiser: NorSCA

Join fellow retired and semi-retired members for our spring lunch and a talk.

After lunch we will hear from Lord Jeremy Beecham a local councillor and peer entitled ‘Life in the Lords’.

Cost: £15.00 per person

CABA has kindly agreed to sponsor the event and the charge represents a subsidised cost.

The cost of the event includes a 2 course lunch and glass of wine. Please indicate at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements

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Northern Counties Club

Northern Counties Club,
11 Hood Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel No: 0191 232 2744


Lord Beecham

Lord Beecham is a British Labour politician and a senior figure in English local government. He was leader of Newcastle City Council and the first Chairman of the Local Government Association. He was the elected Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party (October 2005 – September 2006).

Beecham was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and University College, Oxford (1962–65), where he obtained a first class honours degree in law. He became a solicitor. He joined the Labour Party in 1959, and was elected a councillor for Benwell, Newcastle, in 1967. He stood for Parliament without success in Tynemouth in 1970. He chaired the Social Services Committee on the council from 1973 to 1977 and was Leader of Newcastle from 1977 to 1994, chairing the Finance Committee from 1979 to 1984.

He was elected as a life time peer in 2010 and is currently a Shadow Minister for Justice, Communities and Local Government and Housing and Planning.

Lord Beecham currently sits on some local boards including the Theatre Royal Trust, Age Concern Newcastle and the Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service.

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