Harry Barnes (Labour politician)
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|Member of Parliament |
for North East Derbyshire
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||Raymond Ellis|
|Succeeded by||Natascha Engel|
|Born||22 July 1936|
Easington, County Durham
|Alma mater||Ruskin College|
University of Hull
Life and careerEdit
Born in Easington, County Durham, Barnes was educated at Ruskin College in Oxford and the University of Hull. He was elected to Parliament in the 1987 election. Barnes stood down at the May 2005 general election, and was succeeded by Natascha Engel.
Barnes was considered to be on the left of the party, and as a member of the Socialist Campaign Group (SCG) he voted against Tony Blair's leadership on a number of issues. However, unlike other members of the SCG he was not an advocate of the Troops out movement (from Northern Ireland). When the group split over NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999, he supported intervention, which was the position of the government.
Before entering parliament, Barnes was a member of the Independent Labour Party's successor organisation, Independent Labour Publications. As an MP, he joined a supporters group, Friends of the ILP.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Harry Barnes
- Three Score Years And Ten (Personal blog since Barnes' 70th birthday)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Derbyshire North East
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