|Chancellor fo the Exchequer|
November 10, 1981 - May 1983
|Preceded by:||Denis Healey|
|Secretary of State for Employment|
1980 - 1981
|Secretary of State for Industry|
1975 - 1980
|Preceded by:||Tony Benn|
|Succeded by:||Shirley Williams|
August 11 1932, Poolsbrook, United Kingdom
|Died||July 29 2008, London, United Kingdom|
Eric Varley was a British Labour Party politician who held numerous cabinet positions, most notably as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1981 - 1983).
He held several cabinet positions under the Harold Wilson and James Callaghan Energy Secretary (1974 - 1975), Industry Secretary (1975 - 1980) and Employment Secretary (1980 - 1981).
In 1981 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer.