Monroe Palmer, Baron Palmer of Childs Hill
Born on 30 November 1938, Palmer was Liberal Party treasurer from 1971-83. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1982 New Year Honours. He contested the Hendon South constituency at the 1979, 1983 and 1987 general elections for the Liberal party, and was joint treasurer of the Liberal parliamentary party from 1977-83. Following the creation of the Liberal Democrats he contested Hastings and Rye at the 1992 and 1997 general elections.
Palmer has been a Barnet councillor in Childs Hill first elected 1986, and is currently Chair of its Audit Committee of a Council with a £500million net annual expenditure. On 19 November 2010, it was announced that Palmer would be created a life peer. He was created Baron Palmer of Childs Hill, of Childs Hill in the London Borough of Barnet on 17 January 2011
Monroe Palmer is a Chartered Accountant and a former Senior Partner in General Practice.
In The Lords he speaks on Defence and International Affairs (Procurement, housing, veterans); Local Government, Taxation; Fire and Safety; and all matters relating to Trade and Business. He has a long-standing interest in achieving peace in the Middle East and is a regular speaker on this and also on matters of concern to the UK Jewish Community.
He is married to Susette (who has written a book on knitting and lectures on Cruise Liners) and has three children, and seven grandchildren including "up and coming rap artist" Dave in Charge.
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