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Ken COATES

Ken COATES, British Member of the European Parliament.

Background

  • COATES, Ken was born on September 16, 1930 in Leek, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Parents: Eric Arthur Coates and Mary Coates.

  • Education

    • Worthing High School, matriculation, HSC, 1941-1948. Miner’s Day Release Course, 1954-1955. Nottingham University.

      Bachelor of Arts. Sociology (1st Class), 1956-1960. Spoken languages: English.

    Career

    • Member of the European Parliament, 1989 Socialist Group. Member political affairs committee. Chair, sub Committee on human rights.

      Coal miner. National Coal Board, Nottingham, 1948-1956. University teacher, University of Nottingham, 1960-1989. Special Professor, Department of Education, since 1989.

    Works

    • Poverty, The Forgotten Englishmen, co-author, Penguin, 1970. The New Unionism, co-author, Penguin, 1974. The Most Dangerous Decade, Spokesman, 1984.

      Trade Unions and Politics, co-author, Blackwell, 1986. Trade Unions in Britain, co-author, Fontana, 1988. Co-author, The Making of the Transport and General Workers Union, 1991.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Membership

    Clubs: Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Joint Secretary, European Nuclear Disarmament.

    Connections

    • Spouse Tamara Tura, 1969. Children: Dylan, Laurence, Michael. Deborah. Francesca, Helena.
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