Harry Barnes (Labour politician)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2008)|
|Member of Parliament
for North East Derbyshire
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||Raymond Ellis|
|Succeeded by||Natascha Engel|
22 July 1936 |
Easington, County Durham,
|Political party||Independent Labour Party, Labour|
|Alma mater||Ruskin College
University of Hull
Born in Easington, County Durham, elected to Parliament in the 1987 election, Barnes was a left-winger, a member of the Socialist Campaign Group who voted against Tony Blair's leadership on a number of issues. Unlike other members of the SCG he was not an advocate of the Troops out movement (from Northern Ireland). In the SCG split over the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999, he supported intervention.
Before entering parliament, Barnes was a member of the Independent Labour Party's successor organisation, Independent Labour Publications. As an MP, he joined a supporters group entitled 'Friends of the ILP'.
Harry Barnes stepped down at the May 2005 general election.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Harry Barnes
- Three Score Years And Ten (Personal blog since Barnes' 70th birthday)
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Derbyshire North East
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