Christopher Price was born on 26 January 1932 and grew up in East Keswick, Yorkshire. Educated at Leeds Grammar School and The Queen’s College, Oxford, he joined the Labour party when he was sixteen and became a Sheffield City Councillor in 1962. He married Annie Grierson Ross in 1956.
Price became Labour MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr in 1966. He returned to Parliament in 1974 to represent Lewisham West, holding his seat until 1983. His work in the House mainly focused on education: he was the Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Education Minister and served as Chairman of the Select Committee on Education, Science and the Arts. He was also a Member of the European Parliament.
During his time in Parliament he became a great supporter for reunification of the Parthenon sculptures and was Deputy Chairman of the British Committee for Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM). In the video below, Mr Price talks about his views on reunification, Lord Elgin, his encounter with Melina Mercouri and his involvement in the BCRPM.
Our warmest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Mr Price’s family.