Roy Hattersley

Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC FRSL (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield.[1] He was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook for over 32 years from 1964 to 1997, and served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992.[1]


The Lord Hattersley

Hattersley in 2012
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
2 October 1983  18 July 1992
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byDenis Healey
Succeeded byMargaret Beckett
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
13 July 1987  25 July 1992
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byGerald Kaufman
Succeeded byTony Blair
In office
4 November 1980  31 October 1983
LeaderMichael Foot
Preceded byMerlyn Rees
Succeeded byGerald Kaufman
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
31 October 1983  18 July 1987
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byPeter Shore
Succeeded byJohn Smith
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment
In office
14 July 1979  4 November 1980
LeaderJames Callaghan
Preceded byMichael Heseltine
Succeeded byGerald Kaufman
Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection
In office
10 September 1976  4 May 1979
Prime MinisterJames Callaghan
Preceded byShirley Williams
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
7 March 1974  10 September 1976
Serving with David Ennals
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Succeeded byDavid Owen
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
4 May 1973  5 March 1974
LeaderHarold Wilson
Succeeded byNorman St John-Stevas
Minister of Defence for Administration
In office
15 July 1969  19 June 1970
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byGerry Reynolds
Succeeded byRobert Lindsay
Under-Secretary of State for Employment
In office
6 April 1968  15 July 1969
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham Sparkbrook
In office
15 October 1964  8 April 1997
Preceded byLeslie Seymour
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Roy Sydney George Hattersley

(1932-12-28) 28 December 1932 (age 88)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
(m. 1956; div. 2013)

Maggie Pearlstine
(m. 2013)
Alma materUniversity of Hull
ProfessionJournalist