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Neil Gordon Kinnock

politician

Neil Gordon Kinnock, former British government and political leader. Member Welsh Hospital Board, 1969-1971; board directors Fair Play for Children, since 1979, 7:84 Theatre Company (England) Ltd., since 1979. Member Socialist Educational Association, Association Liberal Education (president 1980-1982).

Background

KINNOCK, Neil Gordon was born on March 28, 1942 in Tredegar, Wales, United Kingdom. Parents: Gordon Kinnock and Mary Kinnock.

Education

University College of Wales, Cardiff, Bachelor of Arts, industrial relations, history, Diploma in Education.

Career

Chairman, University College Socialist Society, 1963-1966. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Fmr. member, Public Expenditure Select Committee, Nationalised Industries Select Committee, European Legislation Select Committee.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Foot, 197475. Member. General Advisory Council, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1975-1979. Member, Laboratory National Executive Committee, since 1978.

Opposition Spokesman on Education, 1979-1983. Elected to Shadow Cabinet, 1980-1992. Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, 1983-1992.

PC, since 1983; member, National Executive Committee, since 1992. President, University College of Wales Students Union, 1965-1966. Tutor Organiser, Workers’ Educational Association, 1966-1970.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Making Our Way-Investing in Britain's Future, 1971. Also articles and pamphlets. Member editorial board Labor Research Department, since 1974.

Membership

Member Welsh Hospital Board, 1969-1971. Board directors Fair Play for Children, since 1979, 7:84 Theatre Company (England) Ltd., since 1979. Member Socialist Educational Association, Association Liberal Education (president 1980-1982).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Male voice choral music, reading, children, rugby union and soccer.

Connections

Married Glenys Elizabeth Parry, 1967. 2 children: Stephen, Rachel.

father:
Gordon Kinnock

mother:
Mary (Howells) Kinnock

spouse:
Glenys Elizabeth Parry

children:
Stephen Kinnock

Rachel Kinnock