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Robert Hughes, Baron Hughes of Woodside

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Robert Hughes, Baron Hughes of Woodside (3 January 1932 – January 2022)[1] was a British Labour politician. He was also Chair of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) from 1976 until it was dissolved in 1995 after the ending of apartheid in South Africa.

He was Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from March 1974 – July 1975, but resigned in disagreement with the government's Incomes Policy.

On 27 September 1997 he was created a Life peer as Baron Hughes of Woodside, of Woodside in the City of Aberdeen.[2]

Hughes's death was announced on 7 January 2022, aged 90.[3]

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  1. The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Woodside, Debrett's
  2. "House of Lords biography". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  3. Tributes paid to former Aberdeen MP and anti-apartheid campaigner Bob Hughes who has died aged 90