_. The Lord Sheldon, PC, a life Baron, died 2 February, 2020. He was 96.
Robert Edward Sheldon was Labour MP for Ashton Under Lyne, 1964-2001; served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury in the Wilson and Callaghan administrations, 1975-79; sworn of the Privy Council in 1977, and created a life peer upon standing down as an MP.
Robert Sheldon was born 13 Sept, 1923.