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Rt. Hon. Roy Sydney George HATTERSLEY

member of parliament

Rt. Hon. Roy Sydney George HATTERSLEY, British Member of Parliament. PC, 1975.


HATTERSLEY, Rt. Hon. Roy Sydney George was born on December 28, 1932. Parents: the late Frederick Roy Hattersley.


Sheffield City Grammar School. Hull University, Bachelor of Science (Econ).


Member ASTMS trade union. Councillor, Sheffield City Council, 1957-1965. Member of Parliament for Birmingham Sparkbrook, since 1964.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Pensions, 1964-1967. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment and Productivity, 1967-1969. Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour, 1967-1968.

Opposition Spokesman on Defence, 1972, and on Education and Science, 197274. Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1974-1976. Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, 1976-1979.

Principal Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on the Environment, 1979-1980, on Home Affairs, 1980-1983, and on Treasury and Economic Affairs, 198387. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, since 1983. Former Principal Front Bench Spokesman on Home Affairs.


  • Other Interests

    Watching cricket and football.


Spouse Molly Loughran, 1956.