MP got the lot­tery ball rolling in 1991

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SIR Ivan Lawrence was Bur­ton MP from Fe­bru­ary 28, 1974 to May 1, 1997. He took over from Tory John Jen­nings, who had rep­re­sented Bur­ton from 1955 un­til his re­tire­ment in 1974.

Sir Ivan lost his seat to Labour’s Janet Dean when Tony Blair won the Gen­eral Elec­tion in 1997. She did not stand in the 2010 elec­tion when Mr Grif­fiths was first elected and the seat be­came Tory again.

Sir Ivan was chair­man of the Govern­ment’s Home Af­fairs Se­lect Com­mit­tee from 1992 to 1997 and chair­man of the Com­mon­wealth Par­lia­men­tary As­so­ci­a­tion’s UK branch from 1995 to 1997.

He was a mem­ber of the For­eign Af­fairs Se­lect Com­mit­tee from 1982 to 1992, and served on sev­eral other Par­lia­men­tary Com­mit­tees con­cerned with health, em­ploy­ment, so­cial ser­vices and law and order.

His Pri­vate Mem­bers’ Bill in 1991 in­sti­gated the Na­tional Lot­tery.

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