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Rt. Hon. Henry Paul Guinness CHANNON

Rt. Hon. Henry Paul Guinness CHANNON, British Member of Parliament.


  • CHANNON, Rt. Hon. Henry Paul Guinness was born on October 9, 1935. Parents: the late Sir Henry Channon Member of Parliament.

  • Education

    • Eton College; Christ Church College, Oxford University.


    • Member of Parliament for Southend West, since 1959. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Power, 1959-1960. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, 1960-1962.

      Parliamentary Private Secretary to First Secretary of State, 1962. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1963-1964. Opposition Spokesman on Arts and Amenities, 1967-1970.

      Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Local Government, 1970. Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, 1970-1972. Minister of State for Northern Ireland, 1972.

      Minister for Housing and Construction, 1972-1974. Opposition Spokesman on Price and Consumer Affairs, 1974. Opposition Spokesman on the Environment, 1974-1975.

      Deputy Leader, Conservative Group on Council of Europe, 1976-1979. Minister of State Civil Service Department, 1979-1981. Minister for the Arts, 1981-1983.

      Minister for Trade, 1983-1986. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1986-1987. Secretary of State for Transport, 1987-1989.


    Party affiliation: Conservative Party


    Clubs: White’s Club; Buck’s Club.


    • Spouse Ingrid Olivia Georgia Guinness, 1963. Children: one son, one daughter, and one daughter deed.
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    Born October 9, 1935