_. Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC, who died 8 August, 2020, aged 84, was a barrister, life peer, former member of the Labour party, the Social Democrat Party, and Liberal Democrats.
Anthony Paul Lester was born 3 July, 1936, son of Harry and Kate Lester. He married in 1971, Catherine Elizabeth Debra Wassey, by whom he had one son and one daughter.
Career: Served in the Royal Artillery, 1955-57, as a 2nd Lieutenant; Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn  Mansfield Scholar and Bencher, 1985; Called to the Bar, Northern Ireland, 1984.
He was Special Adviser to the Home Secretary, 1974-76; Standing Advisory Comm on Human Rights, 1975-77; UK Legal Expert, Network Committee on Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination, EEC, 1983-93; Member of the House of Lords Sub Committee on European Law and Institutions, Inter Governmental Conf, from 1996; &c.
QC ; QC [Northern Ireland; a Recorder, 1987-93, &c.
He was created a life peer in 1993, and his peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Lester of Herne Hill, of Herne Hill in the London Borough of Southwark.