|The Right Honourable
The Lord Kinnock
|Leader of the Opposition|
2 October 1983 – 18 July 1992
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher
|Preceded by||Michael Foot|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
|Shadow Education Secretary|
4 May 1979 – 2 October 1983
|Born||28 March 1942
Tredegar, Wales, UK
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC, (born 28 March 1942) is a Welsh politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1970 to 1995. From 1983 to 1992 he was the Leader of the Opposition and the leader of the Labour Party. In the general election in 1992 he was beaten. After this he gave up his post of leading the Labour Party (and sitting in Parliament). He was a British politician in the European Commission from 1995 until 2004, and is now Chairman of the British Council and President of Cardiff University.
Personal life[change | edit source]
He is married to Glenys Kinnock. She was Britain's Minister for Africa and the United Nations from 2009 to 2010, and a Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1994 to 2009. She was made a life peer in 2009. They became one of the few couples to both hold titles in their own right. The two met while studying at University College, Cardiff. They married on 25 March 1967. In 2008 they moved to Tufnell Park, London, to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
References[change | edit source]
- "South East Wales Public Life - Neil Kinnock - Labour politician from Tredegar". BBC. 1942-03-28. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southeast/halloffame/public_life/neil_kinnock.shtml. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
- "1983: 'Dream ticket' wins Labour leadership". On This Day (BBC News). 2 October 1983. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/2/newsid_2486000/2486483.stm. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, thePeerage.com
- House of Lords Journal 238 (Session 2004–05), Monday, 31 January 2005; p. 142
- Julia Finch, Michael White (5 June 2009). "New faces: Alan Sugar and Glenys Kinnock". The Guardian (UK). http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/05/profile-alan-sugar-glenys-kinnock. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- Camden New Journal, 10 January 2008, p.10.
- Harper, James (21 July 2002). "Kinnock gives his girl away". Sunday Mirror. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4161/is_20010722/ai_n14535294/. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "Cardiff's Sunday quest". BBC News. 23 April 2002. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cardiff_city/1944739.stm. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "Free thought of the Day". 28 March 2009. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. http://archive.is/U1a5o.