Dr Desmond Stanley Turner
(born 17 July 1939
) is a politician
in the United Kingdom
. He has been Labour member of Parliament
for Brighton Kemptown
He was educated at Luton Grammar School (now known as Luton Sixth Form College
) on Bradgers Hill Road
. At Imperial College London
, he gained a BSc
. At University College, London
, he gained a PhD
, researching Biochemistry. At Brighton Polytechnic
, he got a PGCE, and subsequently became a teacher. He also became a partner in an independent brewery.
Turner was a Councillor on East Sussex County Council 1985-97, and on Brighton Borough Council 1994-97 and Brighton and Hove Council 1996-97.
He contested Mid-Sussex
in 1979. He has announced he will not contest the next General Election
, with the local Labour Party selecting Simon Burgess as their candidate to succeed him.
His second wife is Lynn Rogers, whom he married in September 1997 in Brighton. He has a daughter from his first marriage.