Roy Mason

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The Lord Mason of Barnsley

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
10 September 1976 – 4 May 1979
Prime MinisterJames Callaghan
Preceded byMerlyn Rees
Succeeded byHumphrey Atkins
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
4 March 1974 – 10 September 1976
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded byIan Gilmour
Succeeded byFred Mulley
President of the Board of Trade
In office
6 October 1969 – 19 June 1970
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byAnthony Crosland
Succeeded byMichael Noble
Minister of Power
In office
1 July 1968 – 6 October 1969
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byRay Gunter
Succeeded byOffice Abolished
Postmaster General
In office
6 April 1968 – 1 July 1968
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byEdward Short
Succeeded byJohn Stonehouse
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley Central
In office
9 June 1983 – 11 June 1987
Preceded byConstituency Created
Succeeded byEric Illsley
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley
In office
31 March 1953 – 9 June 1983
Preceded bySidney Schofield
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Personal details
Born(1924-04-18)18 April 1924
Royston, United Kingdom
Died20 April 2015(2015-04-20) (aged 91)
Political partyLabour

Roy Mason, Baron Mason of Barnsley, PC (18 April 1924[1] – 20 April 2015), was a British Labour politician and former Cabinet minister. He was Secretary of State for Defence and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the late 1970s.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Birthdays today". The Telegraph. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014. Lord Mason of Barnsley, former Labour Government Minister, 88