| Cecil Parkinson |
Carnforth, United Kingdom
|Died||2016-01-22 (Age 84)|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College (Cambridge)|
Cecil Parkinson was a chartered accountant by training.
Parkinson was forced to resign on 14 October 1983 after it was revealed that his former secretary, Sara Keays, was carrying his child, Flora Keays. Subsequently, as a result of a dispute over child maintenance payments, Parkinson (with Keays' initial consent) was able to gain an injunction in 1993 forbidding the UK commercially-controlled media from making any reference to their daughter. Flora Keays has learning difficulties and Asperger syndrome and also underwent an operation to remove a brain tumour when she was four, although it is unknown if this either caused or complicated her condition. This court order was the subject of some controversy until Flora Keays reached her majority at the end of 2001, when the court order expired. Upon Flora turning 18, it was noted in the press that Parkinson had never met his child and presumably had no intention of doing so. While he had contributed money to Flora's education and upkeep, it was noted pointed out that he had not even sent her a birthday card and that her Sara Keays assumed that Flora would never receive one.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/1989||12 May 1989||14 May 1989||Island of La Toja|
|34th Bilderberg meeting|
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