1987 - 1991
|Preceded by:||Shirley Williams|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
1983 - 1987
|Preceded by:||Peter Shore|
|Succeded by:||John Smith|
1982 - 1983
December 28 1932, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Molly Hattersley (1956 - 2013)
University of Hull
Roy Hattersley is a british labour party politician who held numerous senior cabinet posts under the Callaghan and Healey governments, most notably Chancellor of the Exchequer (1983 - 1987) and Home Secretary (1987 - 1991).
Hattersley was a supporter of Denis Healey in both the 1973 and 1983 labour leadership contests, and was widely considered his natural successor.
He served as Employment Secretary under James Callaghan, with the job of reforming Trade Union's through negotiation and cooperation.
He ran for the labour leadership in 1990, but was eliminated on the second ballot.
Early Political Career
Chancellor of the Exchequer
When Healey succeded Callaghan as Leader and Prime Minister, Hattersley was promoted to Chancellor.
In the reshuffle following the 1987 election Hattersley was moved from the Treasury to the Home office.
After the 1991 election Hattersley left the cabinet, although it is unclear whether he was sacked or resigned. He spent the following parliament defending his record in government from the backbenches, and announced in early 1992 that he would not seek reelection at the next election.
In 1996 he became Lord Hattersley of Sparkbrook.
He has remained an active commontater on political events.