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William O’BRIEN

William O’BRIEN, British Member of Parliament. member, National Union of Mineworkers, since 1945; Justice of the Peace.

Background

  • O’BRIEN, William was born on January 25, 1929 in Castleford.

  • Education

    • St. Joseph’s School, Castleford. Leeds University.

    Career

    • Member. Labour Party, since 1946. Member, Co-operative Party. Member, Normanton and District Coop Party.

      Cllr., Knottingley Urban District Council, 1951-1973. Cllr., Wakefield District Council, 1973-1983. Deputy Leader, 1974-1983.

      Member of Parliament, Normanton, since 1983. Member. Public Accounts Committee, 1983-1988. Member. Energy Select Committee, 1986-1988.

      Spokesperson, Labour Party, environment, 1987-1992, Northern Ireland, since 1992. Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland, since 1992. Coalminer, 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Religion

    Catholic.

    Membership

    Member, National Union of Mineworkers, since 1945. Justice of the Peace.

    Personality

    Interests

    Rugby, gardening; local government, water, energy.

    Connections

    • Spouse Jean O’Brien (née Schofield). Children: three d.
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    Born January 25, 1929
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