Gordon Oakes

Mr Gordon James Oakes

Rush ID: 5267

Details

Born:
22 June 1931
Died:
14 August 2005
Birth place:
Widnes, Cheshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Solicitor
Election occupation:
Solicitor
Parentage:
James Oakes
Notes:
Obituary in The Guardian, 22/08/2005.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Minister of State
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
5267
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5585620
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. OAKES, Gordon (1931-2005)

Constituencies

  1. Halton

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1997
    Date of exit: 1 May 1997
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Widnes

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1971*
    Date of election: 23 September 1971
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  3. Bolton West

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election: 15 October 1964
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1970
    Date of exit: 18 June 1970
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Manchester Moss Side

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1961*
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  2. Bebington

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1966-1967

    to Roy Jenkins, as Home Secretary

  2. PPS 1967-1968

    to Roy Jenkins, as Chancellor of the Exchequer

  3. PPS 1968-1970

    to Edward Short, as Secretary of State for Education and Science

  4. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1974-1976

    Department of the Environment

  5. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1976

    April-September 1976; Department of Energy

  6. Minister of State 1976-1979

    Department of Education and Science

Higher education

  1. University of Liverpool

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Wade Deacon Grammar School, Widnes

Marriages

  1. O'Neill, Esther

    Year: 1952

    Notes: 3 sons

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Rural District Councils Association officer

    Vice-President

Local governments

  1. Widnes Borough Council

    member

    Mayor 1964-1965

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union member