Clive Soley, Baron Soley

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Soley
PC
Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party
In office
1 May 1997 – 11 July 2001
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Doug Hoyle
Succeeded by Jean Corston
Member of Parliament
for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Hammersmith (1983-1997)
Hammersmith North (1979-1983)
In office
3 May 1979 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Frank Tomney
Succeeded by Andy Slaughter
Personal details
Born (1939-05-07) 7 May 1939 (age 75)
Nationality English
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde
Religion atheist [1]

Clive Stafford Soley, Baron Soley (born 7 May 1939) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

He went to Downshall Secondary Modern School (eventually ended up as Seven Kings High School) on Aldborough Road in Seven Kings near Ilford, then Newbattle Adult Education College in Newbattle, Midlothian, from 1961-3. He did RAF National Service from 1959-61. He went to the University of Strathclyde, where he gained a BA in Politics and Psychology in 1968, then the University of Southampton, where he gained a Diploma in Applied Social Studies in 1970. He was a British Council Officer from 1968-9, then a Probation Officer from 1970-9 for the Inner London Probation Service. He was a councillor on Hammersmith Council from 1974-8.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Soley was a Labour Party member of Parliament from 1979, first for the constituency of Hammersmith North, then Hammersmith and finally Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush from 1997 to 2005. He was Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party from 1997 to 2001.

In 2005 it was announced that he would be given a life peerage, and on 29 June 2005 he was created Baron Soley, of Hammersmith in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.[1] He is currently Campaign Director of Future Heathrow, an organisation dedicated to the expansion of Heathrow. He is chair of the trustees of Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son and daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57692. p. 8639. 4 July 2005.
  2. ^ http://www.maryseacoleappeal.org.uk/

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frank Tomney
Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North
19791983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hammersmith
19831997
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
19972005
Succeeded by
Andy Slaughter
Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Hoyle
Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Jean Corston