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Baroness Judith Constance Mary Hart HART OF SOUTH LANARK

Baroness Judith Constance Mary Hart HART OF SOUTH LANARK, Chairperson of the United Nations Association in the United Kingdom. Privy Council, 1967; Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1979; Honorary Fellow, Inst, of Development Studies, University of Sussex.


  • HART OF SOUTH LANARK, Baroness Judith Constance Mary Hart was born in 1924. Daughter of the late H. Ridehalgh.

  • Education

    • Grammar School; London University.


    • Parly, candidate, 1951, 1955. Member of Parliament, 1959-1987. Joint UnderSec. of State for Scotland, 196466.

      Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations, 1966-1967. Minister of Social Security, 1967. PaymasterGeneral, 1968-1969.

      Minister of Overseas Development, 1969-1970, 1974-1975, 1977-1979. Prinicipal Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Overseas Aid, 1970-1974, 1979-1980. Chairman, Labour Party, 1981-1982.

      House of Lords, since 1988. Chair, United Nations Association, United Kingdom. Vice-President, World Universities Service.

      Vice president, World Disarmament Campaign (United Kingdom). CoChair, United Nations Secretary General’s Panel on South Africa, 1987, 1989. Professional career: lecturer and research worker in sociology, 1945-1949, 1955-1957.


    Party affiliation: Labour Party



    Recreations: gardening, friends, family. Third World development, Latin and Central America, disarmament, human rights, industrial policies, Southern Africa.


    • [{"type":"father","name":"the late H. Ridehalgh"},{"type":"spouse","name":"Anthony Hart"}]
    • father: the late H. Ridehalgh
    • spouse: Anthony Hart
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    Born 1924