The Latymer Link - page 8

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ord Graham of Edmonton celebrated his 90th birthday at a lunch hosted at the Latymer School in
Edmonton. Lord Ted (as he is affectionately known) is a great supporter of Latymer. The head teacher Mark
Garbett, the chair of governors and trustees Mark Sutters and many friends were at the lunch party. Latymer
students were on hand to sing for Lord Graham. “Latymer is a fine school which I have supported in one way
or another for 50 years” said Lord Ted, “It’s academic record is outstanding and it is my pleasure and privilege
to see it get better and better - well done Latymer”.
Thomas Edward (Ted) Graham, Baron Graham of Edmonton was educated at the Co-operative College and
held several positions in the co-operative movement from 1939, becoming National Secretary for the Co-
operative Party. During the Second World War he was in the Royal Marines where he was seriously injured
in preparation for D Day. He was a councillor on Enfield Borough Council from 1961, joining the new London
Borough of Enfield in 1964 and becoming its leader for five years. He was made a freeman of Enfield in 2007.
He was a Member of Parliament for Edmonton from February 1974. He was also government whip from
1976-1979. On 12 September 1983, after losing his seat, Lord Ted was created a life peer as Baron Graham of
Edmonton. He was Labour Chief Whip 1990-97. He has been chairman of the Co-operative Council and served
as President of the 1987 Co-operative Congress.
Niki Aresti
Lord Ted of Edmonton
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