Llewellyn Heycock, Baron Heycock

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Heycock
CBE
Personal details
Born Llewellyn Heycock
(1905-08-12)12 August 1905
Margam, Wales
Died 13 March 1990(1990-03-13) (aged 84)
Nationality Welsh
Political party Labour
Occupation Politician

Llewellyn Heycock, Baron Heycock CBE (12 August 1905 – 13 March 1990) was a Welsh local politician, who became a life peer in 1967.

Heycock was born in Margam and began his career as an engine driver with the Great Western Railway. He subsequently rose to a powerful position in South Wales local politics through his trade union connections and membership of the Labour Party, a "personality of transcendent authority".[1] Despite having himself received little formal education, he became Chairman of the Glamorganshire Education Committee.

He became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1959,[2] a Commander of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (CStJ) in April 1967,[3] and a life peer on 10 July 1967 as Baron Heycock, of Taibach in the Borough of Port Talbot.[4]

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  1. ^ Kenneth O. Morgan - Rebirth of a Nation (1982)
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41589. p. 10. 30 December 1958. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 44282. p. 3697. 4 April 1967. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 44362. p. 7641. 11 July 1967. Retrieved 2009-05-30.

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