John Smith

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Person.png John Smith   Companies House History Commons Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Politician)
John Smith.jpg
Born1938-09-13
Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Died12 May 1994 (Age 55)
London, England, UK
Cause of death
"Heart attack"
NationalityUK
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
ReligionChurch of Scotland
Children • 3
• including
• Sarah
SpouseElizabeth Bennett
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee, The Other Club
Victim ofpremature death
PartyLabour
UK labour leader who suffered a fatal heart attack

Employment.png UK/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 July 1992 - 12 May 1994
Preceded byNeil Kinnock
Succeeded byMargaret Beckett

Employment.png Leader of the Labour Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 July 1992 - 12 May 1994
DeputyMargaret Beckett
Preceded byNeil Kinnock

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

In office
26 October 1984 - 13 July 1987
Preceded byPeter Shore

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Employment

In office
2 October 1983 - 26 October 1984
Succeeded byJohn Prescott

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Energy

In office
24 November 1982 - 2 October 1983
Preceded byMerlyn Rees

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Trade Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
4 May 1979 - 24 November 1982
Succeeded byPeter Archer

Employment.png Minister of State for the Privy Council Office

In office
8 April 1976 - 11 November 1978

Employment.png Minister of State for Energy

In office
4 December 1975 - 8 April 1976

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Monklands East

In office
18 June 1970 - 12 May 1994

Employment.png Secretary of State for Trade

In office
11 November 1978 - 4 May 1979
Preceded byEdmund Dell
Succeeded byKeith Joseph, John Nott

Employment.png President of the Board of Trade

In office
11 November 1978 - 4 May 1979

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Monklands East

In office
18 June 1970 - 12 May 1994

John Smith QC was a UK politician and former Leader of the Labour Party.

Death

Smith died on 12 May 1994, the day after attending a gala dinner organised by Julia Hobsbawm and Sarah Brown of Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications.[1] At the time he was a director of the Britain-Russia Centre and the British East-West Centre.[2]

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Gareth Williams (politician)“The Labour party has too often lost major figures at the peak of their careers – from Hugh Gaitskell and Tony Crosland to John Smith and Donald Dewar.”Gareth Williams (politician)2013

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel
Bilderberg/198912 May 198914 May 1989Spain
Island of La Toja
Gran Hotel
34th Bilderberg meeting
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Baden-Baden
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
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