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The Right Honourable
The Lord Hattersley
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
2 October 1983 â€“ 18 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Denis Healey
Succeeded by Margaret Beckett
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
13 July 1987 â€“ 25 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Gerald Kaufman
Succeeded by Tony Blair
In office
4 November 1980 â€“ 31 October 1983
Leader Michael Foot
Preceded by Merlyn Rees
Succeeded by Gerald Kaufman
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
31 October 1983 â€“ 18 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Peter Shore
Succeeded by John Smith
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment
In office
14 July 1979 â€“ 4 November 1980
Leader James Callaghan
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by Gerald Kaufman
Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection
In office
10 September 1976 â€“ 4 May 1979
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by Shirley Williams
Succeeded by Position abolished
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
7 March 1974 â€“ 10 September 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Succeeded by David Owen
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
4 May 1973 â€“ 5 March 1974
Leader Harold Wilson
Succeeded by Norman St John-Stevas
Minister of Defence for Administration
In office
15 July 1969 â€“ 19 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Gerry Reynolds
Succeeded by Robert Lindsay
Under-Secretary of State for Employment
In office
6 April 1968 â€“ 15 July 1969
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham Sparkbrook
In office
15 October 1964 â€“ 1 May 1997
Preceded by Leslie Seymour
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born Roy Sydney George Hattersley
(1932-12-28) 28 December 1932 (age 84)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Molly (1956-2013;divorced)
Maggie Pearlstine (m. 2013)
Alma mater University of Hull
Profession Journalist

The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.
Roy Hattersley
In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.
In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one.
Roy Hattersley
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.