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Peter HARDY

Peter HARDY, British Member of Parliament. Fellowship Diploma. Industry and Parliament Trust, 1988.

Background

  • HARDY, Peter was born on July 17, 1931 in Wath-Upon-Deame, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Parents: the late Lawrence Hardy and Ivy Hardy (née Clamp).

  • Education

    • Wath-Upon-Deame Grammar School. Westminster College, London, teacher’s certificate, 1953. College of Preceptors, Associate and Licentiate Diplomas.

      University of Sheffield, Diploma in Curricular Studies, 1967. Spoken languages: French.

    Career

    • Member of local authority and Chairman, 1960-1970. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Chairman, Parliamentary Labour Party Energy Committee.

      1974-1992; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Environment, 1974-1976. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, 1976-1979. Leader, Parliamentary Labour Party Delegation to Council of Europe and Western European Union, since 1983.

      Chairman, Council of Europe Committee on Environment, 1986-1989. Vice-chairman, Council of Europe Socialist Group. Chairman, Sub-Cttee. on Natural Environment, since 1990.

      Honorary Secretary, All Party Group on Energy Studies, since 1992. Royal Air Force, 1949-1951. Teacher, South Yorkshire, 1951-1960.

      Head of Department, 1960-1970.

    Works

    • A Lifetime of Badgers, 1975.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Religion

    Anglican.

    Membership

    Clubs: member of Central Executive, NSPCC. South Yorkshire Foundation (Trustee). Patron of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

    Various canine societies.

    Personality

    Interests

    Watching wildlife, exhibiting dogs, Rockingham porcelain. Energy conservation, defence, foreign affairs.

    Connections

    • Spouse Margaret Ann Hardy (née Brookes), 1954.
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    Nationality

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