John Oliver

John Oliver
Portrait of John Oliver

6th Prime Minister of England
May 5th, 1987-May 4th, 1990

Predecessor Stephen Norrington
Successor John Cleese

Labour Party Leader
November 14, 1984-May 4, 1990

Predecessor Andrew Brantle
Successor Peter Spencer

Leader of the Opposition

Predecessor Andrew Brantle (1984)

John Cleese (1988-1990)

Successor Stephen Norrington (1987-1988)

Peter Spencer (1990-1995)

MP, South Manchester-Bradley-Holmes

Successor Richard Garfield
Born October 10, 1928
Spouse Katharine Oliver
Political Party Labour Party

John Thomas Oliver (10 December 1928 - 27 April 2011) was an English politician and academician who served as Prime Minister of the Republic from 1987 to 1990, and as Leader of the Labour Party from 1984 to 1990. He was the Leader of the Opposition while Labour was in the minority from 1984-1987. He represented the South Manchester constituency from 1963 until his defeat in the Whig landslide of 1990. After leaving politics, he was the chairman of a trade activist group and was a public speaker until his death in 2011.