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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Baron Maples (1943-2012)

The Baron Maples, life peer, who died 9 June, 2012, aged 69, was, as John Maples, Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1990-92, and later joint deputy chairman of the Conservative party under John Major and deputy chairman under David Cameron.

John Maples, born 22 Apr, 1943, was Tory MP for Lewisham west, 1983-92, and then for Stratford-on-Avon, 1997-2010. On his resignation from the Commons he was awarded a life peerage in the Dissolution Honours List, 2010.

He married Jane Corbin, the Panorama journalist, in 1986, and leaves issue by her.

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