John Silkin

Hon. John Ernest Silkin

Rush ID: 5747

Details

Born:
18 March 1923
Died:
26 April 1987
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Solicitor
Election occupation:
Solicitor
Parentage:
Lewis Silkin MP (1st Baron Silkin) and his first wife Rosa Neft
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
5747
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q6257849
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SILKIN, Hon. John (1923-1987)

Constituencies

  1. Lewisham Deptford

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1974¹
    Date of election: 28 February 1974
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1987*
    Date of exit: 26 April 1987
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Seat vacant at Dissolution of Parliament in 1987.
  2. Deptford

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1963*
    Date of election: 4 July 1963
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1974¹
    Date of exit: 28 February 1974
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Nottingham South

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

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  3. St Marylebone

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Deputy Chief Whip 1966

    April-July 1966

  2. Chief Whip 1966-1969

  3. Parliamentary Secretary 1966-1969

    Treasury

  4. Deputy Leader of the House 1968-1969

  5. Minister of Public Buildings & Works 1969-1970

  6. Minister for Planning and Local Government 1974-1976

  7. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1976-1979

  8. Assistant Whip 1964-1966

  9. Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1966

    January-April 1966

  10. Treasurer of the Royal Household 1966

    April-July 1966

Higher education

  1. Trinity Hall

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Dulwich College

Marriages

  1. John, Rosamund

    Year: 1950

Relationships

  1. Son of Lewis Silkin

  2. Brother of Sam Silkin

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    1939-1987

Political organisations

  1. Co-operative movement member

  2. Tribune member

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union member

Clubs

  1. Garrick Club

  2. Royal Automobile Club