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James Glyn FORD

Vice Chairman of the Socialist Group

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).


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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Travel, writing.


Spouse Hazel Nancy Mahy, 1973. Children: one daughter.