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George Lennox "Len" Fyfe
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1941
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Feb. 1, 2011

George Lennox ("Len") Fyfe, Baron Fyfe of Fairfield-

He was a British politician and life peer who sat as a Labour member of the House of Lords. Fyfe was born at Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, the son of George Lennox Fyfe and Elizabeth Struthers Fyfe. He was educated at Alloa Academy and Co-operative College, Loughborough. Fyfe made his career in the Co-operative movement, initially in Scotland; he was general manager of the Kirriemuir Co-operative Society from 1966-68, and regional manager of the Scottish Co-operative Society from 196872. He was group general manager of the Co-operative Wholesale Society from 1972-75. He served as Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Co-operative Society from 1975 to 1995 and, following a merger, held the same position at the Midlands Co-operative Society until 2000. He was a member of the East Midlands Economic Planning Council from 1976-9. Fyfe served variosuly as director, deputy chairman or chairman of many co-operative businesses from the early 1980s onwards, including Shoefayre, Co-operative Wholesale Society, Co-operative Insurance Society, Co-operative Bank and Unity Trust Bank. He was also a member of the central committee of the International Co-operative Alliance and served as president of the Co-operative Congress in 2001. He was made a life peer in 2000 as Baron Fyfe of Fairfield,of Sauchie in Clackmannanshire. In the House of Lords he was a member of the European Union Committee, sitting on sub-committees on Environment, Agriculture, Public Health and Consumer Protection until 2003, and on the Internal Market from 2005 until his death. Fyfe served as a justice of the peace for Perthshire from 1972-5. He was also director of Central Television from 1983-92, and a member of the court of Leicester University. Lennox Fyfe married Ann Clark in 1965; she died in 1999. The couple had a son (deceased) and a daughter. He died in 2011. Lord Fyfe's funeral was held on Friday 11th February at Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester and was family flowers only.

 
 
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Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium
Leicester
Leicester Unitary Authority
Leicestershire, England
 
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Record added: Nov 02, 2011
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George Lennox Len Fyfe
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