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|Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage|
18 July 1992 – 29 September 1992
|Preceded by||Office Created|
|Succeeded by||Ann Clwyd|
|Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment|
2 November 1989 – 18 July 1992
|Preceded by||Jack Cunningham|
|Succeeded by||Chris Smith|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry|
13 July 1987 – 2 November 1989
|Preceded by||John Smith|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Brown|
|Member of Parliament
9 June 1983 – 17 May 1994
|Preceded by||John Parker|
|Succeeded by||Judith Church|
|Member of Parliament
for Southampton Test
10 October 1974 – 3 May 1979
|Preceded by||James Hill|
|Succeeded by||James Hill|
|Born||Bryan Charles Gould
11 February 1939
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
Bryan Charles Gould, CNZM (born 11 February 1939 in New Zealand) is a former United Kingdom politician. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1974 to 1979, and again from 1983 to 1994. He was a member of the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet from 1986 to 1994, and stood unsuccessfully for the leadership of the party in 1992.
Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford from 1962. After completing a degree in Law with first-class honours, he joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1964. He then returned to Oxford as a tutorial Fellow in Law at Worcester College alongside Francis Reynolds.
Gould became Labour MP for Southampton Test in October 1974 and held the seat until 1979. He worked as a television journalist from 1979 to 1983, and was then elected as MP for Dagenham from 1983, holding the seat until he resigned on 17 May 1994.
Gould was a member of Neil Kinnock's Shadow Cabinet, serving first as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, then as spokesman on Trade and Industry, the Environment, and later on Heritage. In 1992 he founded the Full Employment Forum. Later that year he was defeated in the leadership election to succeed Kinnock after the general election, which Labour lost to the Conservative Party for the fourth election in succession. John Smith won the leadership contest, but Gould subsequently resigned from Smith's Shadow Cabinet in a dispute about policy on the European Union and departed from British politics.
In July 1994 he returned to New Zealand and became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato, serving until his retirement in 2004. In this position Gould was instrumental in initiating The Great Race, a rowing race for Waikato University against international universities on the Waikato River. The Bryan Gould Cup for the woman's eights race is named after him.
Gould was awarded Companionship of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2003 for services to Education. In October 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Waikato. He is a board member of TVNZ.
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- "Great Race - The Trophies". The Great Race website. Retrieved 2011.
- Greenaway, Richard L. N. (June 2007). "Barbadoes Street Cemetery Tour". Christchurch City Council. p. 4. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Bryan Gould
- Bryan Gould's website
- Gould on 100th anniversary of Labour Party, BBC
- Profile on TVNZ
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Southampton Test
|Member of Parliament for Dagenham