Dr David Owen (now Lord Owen) served as Navy Minister, Minister of Health and Foreign Secretary under Labour Governments during the 1970s. He was a co-founder of the Social Democratic Party in 1981 and leader from 1983-1990. He served as a Member of Parliament for over 26 years standing down in 1992. He served as EU peace negotiator in the former Yugoslavia from 1992-95. He now sits in the House of Lords as an independent social democrat.
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