Anthony Young, Baron Young of Norwood Green

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Young of Norwood Green
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Anthony Ian Young, Baron Young of Norwood Green (born 14 April 1942) is a British politician and Labour Party life peer in the House of Lords. [1]

He had previously been General Secretary of the National Communications Union(1989–95), then joint General Secretary (1995–98), then Senior Deputy General Secretary (1998-2002) of the Communication Workers Union. He also served as a Governor of the BBC.

In the 2002 Birthday Honours Young was awarded a knighthood,[1] having the honour conferred by The Prince of Wales on 13 December 2002.[2] He was created a life peer on 25 June 2004 taking the title Baron Young of Norwood Green, of Norwood Green in the London Borough of Ealing.[3][2]

In October 2008 he was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills and Apprenticeships in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, being moved to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when it was created in the June 2009 reshuffle, continuing as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, but with responsibililty for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs until 11 May 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56595. p. 2. 15 June 2002.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57030. p. 10218. 15 August 2003.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57341. p. 8139. 30 June 2004.
  4. ^ http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_young_of_norwood_green


Trade union offices
Preceded by
John Golding
General Secretary of the National Communications Union
1989 – 1995
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
New position
General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union
1995 – 1997
with Alan Johnson
Succeeded by
Derek Hodgson
Preceded by
Bill Morris
President of the Trades Union Congress
2001
Succeeded by
Nigel de Gruchy