Lord Myners dies: Tributes paid to former Labour minister who was brought in to tackle 2008 financial crash

Lord Myners dies: Tributes paid to former Labour minister who was brought in to tackle 2008 financial crash

1/16/2022 7:56:00 PM

Lord Myners dies: Tributes paid to former Labour minister who was brought in to tackle 2008 financial crash

Lord Myers advised former prime minister Gordon Brown on the historic bailout of the British banking system following the 2008 financial crash.

Lord Myners held the position until May 2010 and was made a life peer in consequence of his appointment as he was not an elected MP.After joining the board of the Co-operative Group in 2014, Lord Myners resigned the Labour whip and sat as a non-affiliated member in the House of Lords until July 2015.

Since then, he has sat as a crossbench peer.Image:Lord Myners has sat as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords since 2015Lord Myners was adopted as a toddler by a Cornish family and grew up in Truro.He graduated from the University of London, Institute of Education with a degree in Education and a Certificate in Education and was a teacher for two years before leaving the profession to join The Daily Telegraph as a financial journalist.

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