Revised Handbook for Work Placements within LJMU
22 July 2008
Bill Rodgers - the Right Hon Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank - received an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to politics and public service.
Lord Rodgers, one of the one of the Gang of Four who founded the SDP, has been active in politics for over 60 years. Born in 1928 in Wavertree, the beginnings of his political fervor can be traced back to the 1945 General Election, when he heckled Tory politicians in Liverpool.
During his political career, he was a constituency MP and served in the Labour Cabinet before defecting from the Labour Party to found the Social Democratic Party in 1981. In 1992, he was made a Life Peer, adopting the title of Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank. Two years later, he became the spokesman and then leader of the Lib Dems in the House of Lords.
To hear the oration for Lord Rodgers, please click here.