Hugh Rossi

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Sir Hugh Rossi
Minister of State for Social Security
(Minister for the Disabled)
In office
5 January 1981 – 12 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Reg Prentice
Succeeded by Rhodes Boyson
Member of Parliament
for Hornsey and Wood Green
Hornsey (1966–1983)
In office
31 March 1966 – 9 April 1992
Preceded by Muriel Gammans
Succeeded by Barbara Roche
Personal details
Born (1927-06-21) 21 June 1927 (age 89)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Children 1 daughter

Sir Hugh Alexis Louis Rossi, KCSG, KHS, FKC (born 21 June 1927) is a former British Conservative politician.

Rossi was educated at Finchley Catholic Grammar School—since 1971 Finchley Catholic High School—and King's College London (Law, 1947) and set up his own solicitor's practice in the West End, London. He was elected a councillor on Hornsey Borough Council 1956-65, serving as deputy mayor 1964-65, and on the successor London Borough of Haringey from 1964. He was also a Middlesex County Councillor 1961-65.

Rossi was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hornsey from 1966 to 1983, and (after boundary changes) for Hornsey and Wood Green, 1983 to 1992. A junior minister in the governments of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, he was on the 'One Nation' wing of the party. He retired in 1992 after which the Conservative Party lost the Hornsey and Wood Green seat when his successor as Conservative candidate Andrew Boff was defeated by Labour. He is a patron of the Association of Lawyers for the Defence of the Unborn.

His daughter, Marie-Louise Rossi, (born 1956 - died 2014 following a two year battle with cancer), also had a political career, firstly as a Conservative, then a member of the breakaway Pro-Euro Conservative Party, then the Liberal Democrats.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lady Gammans
Member of Parliament for Hornsey
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green
Succeeded by
Barbara Roche
Political offices
Preceded by
Reg Prentice
Minister of State for Social Security (Minister for the Disabled)
Succeeded by
Rhodes Boyson