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


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).


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.


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.




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

Various canine societies.


  • Other Interests

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


Spouse Margaret Ann Hardy (née Brookes), 1954.