Harry Conroy

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Harry Conroy (6 April 1943 – 24 April 2010) was a trade union leader and journalist. He was the leader of the National Union of Journalists from 1985 to 1990.[1]

Born in Glasgow, he attended Lourdes Secondary School in Cardonald. He worked as a trainee lab technician in the Southern General Hospital before finding work at the Scottish Daily Express. He subsequently worked for various newspapers including the Daily Record, before becoming chair of the NUJ. In 2006, he wrote a biography of Prime Minister James Callaghan, based on his experiences as press officer for the Labour Party during Callaghan's tenure as leader.


Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Ashton
General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists
Succeeded by
Steve Turner