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James Glyn FORD

James Glyn FORD, British Vice Chairman of the Socialist Group.


  • FORD, James Glyn was born on January 28, 1950. Parents: Ernest Benjamin Ford and the late Matilda Alberta Ford (née James).

  • Education

    • Marling; Reading University, Bachelor of Science Geology. Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain), Master of Science Marine Earth Science. Manchester University.


    • Member of the European Parliament for Greater Manchester East, since 1984. Chairman, Ctte. of Inquiry into Growth of Racism and Fascism in Europe, European Parliament, 1984-1986. Vice-Chmn., Sub-Cttee. on Security and Disarmament, European Parliament, 1987-1989.

      Leader British Labour Delegation in European Parliament, since 1989. Vice-Chairman of Socialist Group, since 1989. Undergraduate Apprentice, BAC, 1967-1968.

      Course tutor in Oceanography, Open University, 1976-1978. Teaching Assistant, UMIST, 1977-1978. Research Fellow, Sussex University, 1978-1979.

      Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, 1984. Various positions finishing as Senior Research fellow, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester University, since 1984.


    • The Future for Ocean Technology (with Niblett and Walker), 1987. Contibutor to learned journals on science and technology policy.


    Party affiliation: Labour Party


    Clubs: Park Bridge Working Men’s Institute, Ashton-under-Lyne.



    Travel, writing.


    • Spouse Hazel Nancy Mahy, 1973. Children: one daughter.
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    Born January 28, 1950
    (age 67)