Jim Callaghan (Lancashire politician)
He has the same name as his unrelated contemporary, more famous colleague and fellow Labour MP, James Callaghan, who served as Labour Party leader from 1976 to 1980 (prime minister up to 1979).
At the February 1974 general election, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Middleton and Prestwich, and he served this constituency and its successor, Heywood and Middleton, until 1997. He was a member of several House of Commons Select Committees – on Transport, on the Cardiff Barrage scheme, and on Education, Science & the Arts.
He was also a member of the Tribune Group of Labour MPs.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Callaghan
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