Roy Jenkins

Mr Roy Harris Jenkins

Rush ID: 2977

Details

Born:
11 November 1920
Died:
5 January 2003
Birth place:
Abersychan, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Election occupation:
Financial director
Parentage:
Arthur Jenkins MP and Hattie Harris
Notes:
President of the European Commission, 1977-1981. Obituary in The Guardian, 06/01/2003.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
2977
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q323488
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. JENKINS, Roy (1920-2003)

Peerages

  1. Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

    Life

    1987

Constituencies

  1. Glasgow Hillhead

    Party: SDP
    Year of election: 1982*
    Date of election: 25 March 1982
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1987
    Date of exit: 11 June 1987
    Party: SDP
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Birmingham Stechford

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1977*
    Date of exit: 5 January 1977
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as President of the European Commission.
  3. Southwark Central

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1948*
    Date of election: 29 April 1948
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Warrington

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1981*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: SDP
  2. Solihull

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 1945-07-05 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour

Ministerial offices

  1. Home Secretary 1974-1976

  2. PPS 1949-1950

    to Philip Noel-Baker, as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations

  3. Minister of Aviation 1964-1965

  4. Home Secretary 1965-1967

  5. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1967-1970

Higher education

  1. Balliol College

    Graduated

  2. University College, Cardiff

    Attended 1937

    Failed to graduate

Schools

  1. Abersychan Grammar School

Marriages

  1. Morris, Mary Jennifer

    Year: 1945

    Notes: 2 sons, 1 daughter.

Relationships

  1. Son of Arthur Jenkins

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    -1981

  2. Social Democratic Party member

    1981-1988

  3. Liberal Democrat Party member

    1988-

  4. Social Democratic Party leader

    1981-1983

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society officer

    Chairman

  2. Common Market Campaign member

    Dep Chairman

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union member

Clubs

  1. Brooks's Club