Arthur Scargill

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Arthur Scargill
Pit Closure Rally (6008227201).jpg
Scargill in 1993
Leader of the Socialist Labour Party
Assumed office
24 June 1996
Preceded byPosition established
President of the National Union of Mineworkers
In office
1982–2002
Preceded byJoe Gormley
Succeeded byIan Lavery
President of the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers
In office
1974–1981
Preceded bySam Bullough
Succeeded byJack Taylor
Personal details
Born (1938-01-11) 11 January 1938 (age 83)
Worsbrough Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Political partySocialist Labour Party (from 1996)
Other political
affiliations
Labour Party (1962–1996)
Spouse(s)
Anne Harper
(m. 1961; div. 2001)

Arthur Scargill (born 11 January 1938)[1] is a British trade unionist. He was President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1982 to 2002. He is best known for leading the 1984–1985 miners' strike.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Times 10 January 2009, Retrieved 9 January 2010