Ex-solicitor-general dies

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The Independent Online
FORMER Conservative MP Sir Ian Percival QC has died aged 76. Sir Ian, Solicitor-General in Margaret Thatcher's first government, died at his home near Tenterden in Kent after an illness. He was MP for Southport from 1959 to 1987 and served as Solicitor-General from 1979 to 1983.

Sir Ian, who was knighted in 1979 and was a barrister by training, stood down from Parliament in 1987.