Peter Hain

Peter Hain

Peter Gerald Hain (born 16 February 1950) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Neath since 1991, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the Leader of the House of Commons from 2003 to 2005 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2005 to 2007 under Blair, and as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales from 2007 to 2008 under Brown. In 2007, he ran for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party, coming fifth out of six candidates, although his failure to declare donations during this contest led to his resignation in 2008. He later returned to the Cabinet from 2009 to 2010 as Welsh Secretary, before becoming Shadow Welsh Secretary in Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet from 2010 until 2012, when he announced his retirement from front-line politics.

He came to the UK from South Africa as a teenager, and was a noted anti-apartheid campaigner in the 1970s. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the ill-fated Alternative Vote system campaign in May 2011, together with his close friend and fellow former Young Liberal Richard Burden.

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Peter Hain - Publications
... the Stop the Seventy Tour Campaign by Peter Hain, 1971, Allen U ISBN 0-0430.. ... Radical Liberalism and Youth Politics by Peter Hain, 1973, Liberal Publications Department ISBN 0-900520-36-1 Radical Regeneration by Peter Hain, 1975, Quartet ... Smith ISBN 0-85117-198-2 Policing the Police Edited by Peter Hain, 1980, J Calder ISBN 0-7145-3796-9 Reviving the Labour Party by Peter Hain, 1980, Institute for Workers ...
After Dark (TV Series) - Notable Guests and Programmes - Series One - Peter Hain, Clive Ponting, Peter Utley, Colin Wallace and "Secrets"
... Clive Ponting, ex MOD Anne-Marie Sandler, French psychiatrist Peter Hain, former anti-apartheid campaigner Colin Wallace, former army 'information officer ... Peter Hain and Clive Ponting (were) referred to affectionately by the chairman, Tony Wilson, as "You two gaolbirds".. ...
National League Of Young Liberals - The "Red Guard"
... Led in particular by an exiled South African Peter Hain (later to become a Labour Party Cabinet Minister), Louis Eakes (later to edit the Tribune), Hilary Wainwright (later ... Peter Hain explained Thorpe went on to try to stop the election of Peter Hain as chair of the Young Liberals ...
Paul Staines - Guido Fawkes' Blog - Peter Hain
... serving British minister, following the resignation for a period of well over a year of Peter Hain from the offices of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales in ...
Timeline For The Labour Party (UK) Leadership Elections, 2007 - Leadership Elections
... In the Deputy Leadership Race, Harriet Harman, Hazel Blears, Peter Hain and Alan Johnson all had more than the minimum required nominations, with Jon Cruddas having 44. 65 nominations), Hazel Blears (49 nominations), Peter Hain (51 nominations), Alan Johnson (73 nominations), Jon Cruddas (49 nominations) and Hilary Benn (47 nominations) all ... at work Hilary Benn said that more housing was needed Peter Hain described inequality as "the biggest challenge we face as a government" Alan Johnson ...

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