Ray Powell (politician)

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Ray Powell
Member of Parliament
for Ogmore
In office
3 May 1979 – 7 December 2001
Preceded by Walter Padley
Succeeded by Huw Irranca-Davies
Personal details
Born (1928-06-19)19 June 1928
Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan[1]
Died 7 December 2001(2001-12-07) (aged 73)
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Sir Raymond Powell, known as Ray Powell, (19 June 1928 – 7 December 2001) was a Welsh politician who served as a Labour Party member of Parliament for Ogmore.

He entered Parliament at the 1979 election, after becoming chairman of the Welsh Labour Party in 1977. He was an opposition whip from 1983 to 1995, and retired to the backbenches. He was knighted in 1996. He continued as constituency MP until his death.

He was opposed to Sunday trading and was active in Parliament to block legislation to allow it. He was also an opponent of the National Assembly for Wales. His daughter, Janice Gregory, is a member of that assembly.

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  1. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-ray-powell-729573.html
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Padley
Member of Parliament for Ogmore
Succeeded by
Huw Irranca-Davies