Clive Soley, Baron Soley
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Soley
|Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party|
1 May 1997 – 11 July 2001
|Preceded by||Doug Hoyle|
|Succeeded by||Jean Corston|
|Member of Parliament
for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Hammersmith North (1979–1983)
4 May 1979 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||Frank Tomney|
|Succeeded by||Andy Slaughter|
|Born||7 May 1939|
|Alma mater||University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde|
Clive Stafford Soley, Baron Soley (born 7 May 1939) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.
He went to Downshall Secondary Modern School (eventually ended up as Seven Kings High School) on Aldborough Road in Seven Kings near Ilford, then Newbattle Adult Education College in Newbattle, Midlothian, from 1961–3. He did RAF National Service from 1959–61. He went to the University of Strathclyde, where he gained a BA in Politics and Psychology in 1968, then the University of Southampton, where he gained a Diploma in Applied Social Studies in 1970. He was a British Council Officer from 1968–9, then a Probation Officer from 1970–9 for the Inner London Probation Service. He was a councillor on Hammersmith Council from 1974–8.
Soley was a Labour Party member of Parliament from 1979, first for the constituency of Hammersmith North, then Hammersmith and finally Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush from 1997 to 2005. He was Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party from 1997 to 2001.
In 2005 it was announced that he would be given a life peerage, and on 29 June 2005 he was created Baron Soley, of Hammersmith in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He is currently Campaign Director of Future Heathrow, an organisation dedicated to the expansion of Heathrow. He is chair of the trustees of Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal.
He has a son and daughter.
- Hammersmith & Fulham Labour Party
- Guardian Politics Ask Aristotle – Clive Soley
- TheyWorkForYou.com – Clive Soley MP
- Lord Soley of Hammersmith Open Rights Group
- BBC Politics
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Clive Soley
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Hammersmith
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
|Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party