Harry Barnes (Labour politician)

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Harry Barnes
Member of Parliament
for North East Derbyshire
In office
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Raymond Ellis
Succeeded by Natascha Engel
Personal details
Born (1936-07-22) 22 July 1936 (age 80)
Easington, County Durham,
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Independent Labour Party, Labour
Residence United Kingdom
Alma mater Ruskin College
University of Hull[1]
Profession Politician (retired)
Website http://threescoreyearsandten.blogspot.com/

Harold Barnes (born 22 July 1936) is an English politician who was the Labour Party Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire from 1987 to 2005.

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.[2] 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.[3]

Before entering parliament, Barnes was a member of the Independent Labour Party's successor organisation, Independent Labour Publications.[1] As an MP, he joined a supporters group entitled 'Friends of the ILP'.

Harry Barnes stepped down at the May 2005 general election.


  1. ^ a b "Candidate: Harry Barnes", Vote 2001, BBC News
  2. ^ "Harry Barnes, Labour MP, North-East Derbyshire", BBC News, 17 October 2002
  3. ^ Harry Barnes "Letter: Battles over Kosovo", The Independent, 22 April 1999

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Raymond Ellis
Member of Parliament for Derbyshire North East
Succeeded by
Natascha Engel