|Member of Parliament
for St Helens South
9 June 1983 – 7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Constituency Established|
|Succeeded by||Shaun Woodward|
20 August 1940 |
|Alma mater||University of Sheffield|
He was born 20 August 1940 in Dublin, Ireland, and educated at Cotton College, Wellingborough Grammar School and Sheffield University, where he obtained a degree in law. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1967, and was called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1985. He was a Sheffield City councillor from 1975 to 1979. He contested South East Derbyshire in 1979.
In 1994, he was one of six Labour MPs who voted against any reduction in the age of consent for homosexuals, even to 18 (at the time, the age of consent was 21).
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|Member of Parliament for St Helens South
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