Lord Kinnock

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 January 2005

Previously MP for Islwyn until 20 January 1995 — unknown

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Islwyn; Bedwellty

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-President of the European Commission (16 Sep 1999 to 21 Nov 2004)
  • European Commissioner ( 1 Jul 1995 to 21 Nov 2004)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party ( 1 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1988)
  • Leader of HM Official Opposition ( 2 Oct 1983 to 18 Jul 1992)
  • Leader of the Labour Party ( 2 Oct 1983 to 18 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State ( 3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee ( 1 Jul 1978 to 1 Jul 1994)

Recent appearances

  • Arts - Motion to Take Note 1 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, who continues to delight us musically and in every other way. We take the arts for granted. I therefore warmly thank my noble friend Lord Bragg, who has done more than just about anyone else to demystify and popularise the arts in our country. That certainly matters because he is giving us a timely prompt—a spur—to our...
  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion 4 Apr 2019

    And you haven’t changed a bit.
  • Brexit: EU Commission - Question 10 Oct 2018

    My Lords, was it the confidence of the Government, of which the Minister just spoke, that induced them yesterday to advertise for: “Resilience Advisers: EU Exit Readiness and Response Support to Local Preparedness”, in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Is that intelligent, prudent anticipation on the Government’s part or is it anticipation of utter chaos?

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