Peter Shore

Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney, PC (20 May 1924 – 24 September 2001) was a British Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister, noted in part for his opposition to the United Kingdom's entry into the European Economic Community. His idiosyncratic left-wing nationalism led to comparison with the French politician Jean-Pierre Chevènement.[1] He was described in an obituary by the Conservative journalist Patrick Cosgrave as "Between Harold Wilson and Tony Blair, the only possible Labour Party leader of whom a Conservative leader had cause to walk in fear" and, along with Enoch Powell, "the most captivating rhetorician of the age".[2]


The Lord Shore of Stepney

Shore in 1973
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
31 October 1983  13 July 1987
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byJohn Silkin
Succeeded byFrank Dobson
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
31 October 1983  26 October 1984
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byPeter Archer (Trade)
Stanley Orme (Industry)
Succeeded byJohn Smith
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
8 December 1980  31 October 1983
LeaderMichael Foot
Preceded byDenis Healey
Succeeded byRoy Hattersley
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
14 July 1979  8 December 1980
LeaderJim Callaghan
Preceded byFrancis Pym
Succeeded byDenis Healey
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
4 May 1979  14 July 1979
LeaderJim Callaghan
Preceded byMichael Heseltine
Succeeded byRoy Hattersley
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
8 April 1976  4 May 1979
Prime MinisterJim Callaghan
Preceded byTony Crosland
Succeeded byMichael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Trade
In office
4 March 1974  8 April 1976
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byPeter Walker (Trade and Industry)
Succeeded byEdmund Dell
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
19 October 1971  19 April 1972
LeaderHarold Wilson
Preceded byHarold Lever
Succeeded byMichael Foot
Minister without Portfolio
In office
6 October 1969  19 June 1970
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byGeorge Thomson
Succeeded byThe Lord Drumalbyn
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
In office
29 August 1967  6 October 1969
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byMichael Stewart
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Anthony Crosland (Minister of State)
Member of Parliament
for Bethnal Green and Stepney
Stepney (1964–1974)
Stepney and Poplar (1974–1983)
In office
15 October 1964  1 May 1997
Preceded byStoker Edwards
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born(1924-05-20)20 May 1924
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Died24 September 2001(2001-09-24) (aged 77)
London, England
Political partyLabour
ChildrenPiers Shore
Crispin Nicholas Shore
Tacy Susan Shore
Thomasina Shore
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge