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Encyclopedia > Denis Healey
The Rt Hon Denis Healey

In office
4 November 1980 – 11 June 1983
Preceded by Michael Foot
Succeeded by Roy Hattersley

In office
5 March 1974 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister Harold Wilson, James Callaghan
Preceded by Anthony Barber
Succeeded by Geoffrey Howe

In office
16 October 1964 – 19 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Peter Thorneycroft
Succeeded by Peter Carington

Born 30 August 1917 (1917-08-30) (age 90)
Flag of England Mottingham, Kent, UK
Political party Labour

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917), is a British Labour politician. He was the UK Defence Secretary in the late 1960s and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the late 1970s. The British Labour Party has always sought to ensure that the power to shape party policy was not consolidated in the hands of the leader. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Mackintosh Foot (born 23 July 1913) is an English politician and writer. ... Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC (born December 28, 1932) is a British Labour Party politician, published author and journalist from Sheffield, England. ... 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Early life

Healey was born in Mottingham in Kent. At the age of five he and his family moved to Keighley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His paternal grandfather was a tailor from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Healey's father was an engineer. Healey was one of three siblings, they each had a distant relationship with their father, who had worked his way up from humble origins studying at night school. Mottingham is a place in SE9, England in the London Borough of Greenwich, although part (to the west of Mottingham Road) is in the London Borough of Bromley. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Keighley (pronounced Keith-ly or ) is a town and civil parish in the county of West Yorkshire, England, northwest of Bradford, on the meeting point of the River Aire and the River Worth. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ... Enniskillen (from the Irish: Inis Ceithleann meaning Kathleens Island) is the county town (and largest town) of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Healey was given his middle name in honour of Winston Churchill and was educated at Bradford Grammar School. In 1936 he won an exhibition in classics at Balliol College, Oxford where he was involved in Labour politics, although unlike many future politicians he was not active in the Oxford Union Society. He studied Moderations (Latin and Greek literature) and Greats (ancient history and philosophy). Whilst at Oxford, Healey joined the Communist Party in 1937 but left it in 1939, in protest over the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. ... Bradford Grammar School was founded in 1548 and granted its Charter as the Free Grammar School of King Charles II in 1662. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bust of Homer. ... and of the Balliol College College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister college St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham JCR President Helen Lochead Undergraduates 403 MCR President Chelsea Payne Graduates 228 Location of Balliol College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Balliol College (pronounced... Honour Moderations (or Mods) are a first set of examinations at Oxford University, normally during the first half of the degree course for some courses (e. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... // Main article: Ancient Greek literature Ancient Greek literature refers to literature written in Ancient Greek from the oldest surviving written works in the Greek language until the 4th century and the rise of the Byzantine Empire. ... Literae Humaniores is the name given to the study of Classics at Oxford and some other universities. ... “Ancient” redirects here. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was the largest communist party in the United Kingdom. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Molotov signs the German-Soviet non-aggression pact. ...


At Oxford, Healey met future Conservative Prime Minister Ted Heath, whom he succeeded as President of Balliol College Junior Common Room, and who was to be both a life-long friend and political rival. He got a double first for his degree, awarded in 1940. Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, OBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. ... The British bachelors degree classification system is a grading scheme used to distinguish between the achievements of bachelors degree graduates in the United Kingdom. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


World War II

After Healey had taken his degree, he served in World War II, with the Royal Engineers, in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and was the Military Landing Officer for the British assault brigade at Anzio. Leaving the service with the rank of Major after the war - he declined an offer to remain in the army as a Lieutenant-Colonel - Healey joined the Labour Party. Still in uniform, Major Healey gave a barnstorming and strongly left-wing speech to the Labour Party conference in 1945, shortly before the general election in which he narrowly failed to win the Conservative-held seat of Pudsey and Otley, doubling the Labour vote but losing by 1651 votes.[1] Following this, he was appointed to the post of International Secretary of the Labour Party. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... North Africa is the Mediterranean, northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Operation Shingle (January 22, 1944), during the Italian Campaign of World War II, was an Allied amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Pudsey and Otley was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Pudsey Otley in West Yorkshire. ...


Member of Parliament and In government

Healey was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Leeds South East at a by-election in February 1952 with a majority of 7000 votes, after the incumbent MP Major James Milner left the Commons to accept a peerage. Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups... Leeds South was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major James Milner, 1st Baron Milner of Leeds, MC, PC (12 August 1889-16 July 1967) was a British Labour politician. ...


Healey supported the moderate side in the Labour Party during the series of 1950s' splits. Though a supporter and friend of Hugh Gaitskell, when Gaitskell died in 1963, Healey voted for Callaghan in the first ballot and Harold Wilson in the second. He was horrified at the idea of the volatile George Brown leading the Labour Party, saying "He was like immortal Jemima, when he was good he was very good but when he was bad he was horrid". Healey thought Wilson would be able to unite the Labour party and lead it to victory in the next general election. He didn't think Brown was capable of doing either. Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (April 9, 1906 – January 18, 1963) was a British politician, leader of the Labour Party from 1955 until his death in 1963. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. ... George Brown may refer to several people: George Brown, English cricketer George Brown, Scottish-born Canadian journalist and politician George Brown, Kool & the Gang drummer George Brown, former president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes George Brown, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in the...


When Labour won the 1964 election Healey served throughout the government as Secretary of State for Defence. In this capacity he had to cut back on defence expenditure, including cancelling the TSR-2 aircraft and withdrawing from "East of Suez" commitments. He remained in that post for the party's near six-years of Government and in a shadow position after Labour's unexpected defeat in June 1970. The United Kingdom general election of 1964 result was a very slim majority for the Labour Party, of 4, and led to their first government since 1951. ... The Secretary of State for Defence is the senior United Kingdom government minister in charge of the Ministry of Defence. ... The British Aircraft Corporations TSR-2 was an ill-fated cold war project in the early 1960s to create what would, at that time, have been one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. ... East of Suez was a term used in British military and political discussions. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Healey was appointed Shadow Chancellor in April 1972 after Roy Jenkins resigned in a row over Europe. Healey was widely - but incorrectly - reported as saying that under a Labour Government he would "tax the rich until the pips squeak". However he did say at the Labour Party conference in 1973), "I warn you that there are going to be howls of anguish from those rich enough to pay over 75% on their last slice of earnings". The Official Loyal Opposition Shadow Cabinet (normally referred to simply as The Shadow Cabinet) is, in British parliamentary practice, a group of members from Her Majestys Loyal Opposition whose job it is to scrutinise their opposite numbers in government and come up with alternative policies. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (November 11, 1920 – January 5, 2003) was a British politician and a prominent Labour Member of Parliament in the 1960s and 1970s, and founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


Healey became Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 1974 after the Labour Party's narrow election victory. As Chancellor, Healey's tenure is sometimes divided into two parts which are sometimes called Healey mark I and Healey mark II.[citation needed] The divide between the two is marked by Healey's decision, taken in conjunction with then-Prime Minister James Callaghan to seek an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan and submit the British economy to the associated IMF supervision. Within some parts of the Labour Party the transition from Healey Mark I (which had seen a proposal for a wealth tax) to Healey Mark II (associated with a government specified wage control) was regarded as a betrayal. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Because of the broad term wealth, property tax, capital transfer taxes (inheritance tax, gift tax) and capital gains taxes are sometimes referred to as wealth taxes. // Net worth tax Some countrys governments will require declaration of the tax payers balance sheet (assets and liabilities), and from that ask for...


Shadow Cabinet and Retirement

Healey's bushy eyebrows and soft-spoken wit earned him a favourable reputation with the public. When the media were not present, his humour was equally caustic but more risqué: "These fallacies (pronounced like 'phalluses') are rising up everywhere", he once retorted at a meeting of Leeds University Labour Society. The impressionist Mike Yarwood coined for him the catchphrase "Silly Billy", which Healey had never actually said until that point, but he adopted it and used it frequently. However Healey's directness of speech made enemies. He attacked left-wing opponents of his policies as being "out of their tiny Chinese minds" early in 1976,[2] meaning to imply that they were Maoist, but offending the Chinese community. The controversy over this remark led to a poor performance when he fought for the Labour leadership on Harold Wilson's resignation. He obtained 30 votes in the first ballot on 25 March, and then 38 in the second on 30 March. He was eliminated from the election and supported James Callaghan in the final ballot on 5 April. University Tower, University of Leeds The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) is amongst the largest of British universities and the most popular by applicants, with 52,444 applicants in 2003 for 7,228 places (UCAS). ... Mike Yarwood, OBE (born 14 June 1941, Stockport, England) is an English impressionist and comedian. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛澤東思想, pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng), also called Marxism-Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), is a variant of communism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893&#8211... The Labour Party leadership election of 1976 occurred when former leader Harold Wilson resigned as Party Leader and Prime Minister. ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


His long-serving deputy at the Treasury, Joel Barnett, in response to a remark by a third party that "Denis Healey would sell his own grandmother", quipped, "No, he would get me to do it for him". On 14 June 1978, he likened being attacked by the mild-mannered Sir Geoffrey Howe in the House of Commons to being 'savaged by a dead sheep'.[3] Nevertheless, when Healey was featured on This Is Your Life in 1989, Howe appeared and paid a warm tribute. Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, PC (born 14 October 1923), is a Labour member of the House of Lords. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, PC (born December 20, 1926), usually known before 1992 as Sir Geoffrey Howe, is a senior British Conservative politician. ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Healey was considered as the favourite to win the Labour Party leadership election in November 1980, which was decided by Labour MPs only. However he ran a complacent campaign in which he took his support from the right wing of the party for granted. Four Labour MPs of the time who later defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) claimed that they voted against Healey in order to land the Labour Party with an unelectably left-wing leader and so help their new party. [citation needed] The British Labour Party leadership election of 1980 was held following the resignation of James Callaghan. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was a political party of the United Kingdom that existed nationwide between 1981 and 1988. ...


He was elected Deputy Leader to Michael Foot when Foot became leader, but the next year was challenged for the job by Tony Benn under the new election system, which included individual members and trade unions. The contest distracted the Labour Party over the summer of 1981 and ended with Healey winning by 50.4% to Benn's 49.6% on 27 September 1981. Deputy Leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. ... Michael Mackintosh Foot (born 23 July 1913) is an English politician and writer. ... Anthony Tony Neil Wedgwood Benn (born 3 April 1925), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a British socialist politician. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


Healey served as Shadow Foreign Secretary during most of the 1980s, a job he had coveted. His own views on nuclear weapons were at variance with the official unilateral nuclear disarmament policy of the party. After the 1987 general election, he retired from the Shadow Cabinet, and in 1992 he stood down after 40 years as a Leeds MP. In that year he received a life peerage as Baron Healey, of Riddlesden in the County of West Yorkshire. Healey is regarded by some - especially in the Labour Party - as "the best Prime Minister we never had".[4] Denis Healey is a founder member of the Bilderberg Group.[5] The title of Foreign Secretary has been traditionally used to refer to the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. ... Margaret Thatcher David Steel Election 1987 Titles The United Kingdom general election of 1987 was held on 11 June 1987 and was the third consecutive victory for the Conservative Party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Coat of Arms of South Yorkshire West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2. ... The front cover of the privately circulated report of the 1980 Bilderberg conference in Bad Aachen, Germany. ...


Although he supported Tony Blair to be Leader of the Labour Party within hours of John Smith's death, he later became critical of Blair. During 2004 and 2005, he several times called on Blair to stand down as Prime Minister in favour of Gordon Brown. In July 2006 he argued that "Nuclear weapons are infinitely less important in our foreign policy than they were in the days of the Cold War" and that "I don't think we need nuclear weapons any longer".[6] For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... John Smith QC (September 13, 1938 – May 12, 1994) was a British politician who served as leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his sudden and unexpected death from a heart attack on 12 May 1994. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Author

His publications have included; Healey's Eye (photography) (1980), The Time of My Life, (his autobiography) (1989), When Shrimps Learn to Whistle (1990), My Secret Planet (an anthology) (1992), Denis Healey's Yorkshire Dales (1995) and Healey's World (2002).


In popular culture

A passing reference is made to a "Mr. Healey" being Prime Minister in the Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen, suggesting that in that alternate universe of 1985, he finally reached the pinnacle of British political life. Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... For the 2009 film based on the comic book, see Watchmen (film). ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ...


Personal Life

Healey married Edna on 21 December 1945. They are still married today after over 60 years, and they live in East Sussex. They have three children. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Recreations

He has been a keen photographer for many years and enjoys music and painting.


Notes

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. [1969] (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, 3rd edition, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  2. ^ (The Daily Telegraph, 24 February, 1976
  3. ^ Hansard, 14 June, 1978, Col. 1027
  4. ^ Passed/failed: An education in the life of Denis Healey, Labour peer, The Independent, 4 May 2006
  5. ^ Jon Ronson interviews Denis Healey about Bilderberg - Healey (HTML) (2006-07-07). Retrieved on 2007-01-13. [1]
  6. ^ UK needs no nuclear arms - Healey (HTML) (2006-07-07). Retrieved on 2007-01-13.

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NAME Healey, Denis Winston
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Baron Healey of Riddlesden; Lord Healey
SHORT DESCRIPTION British Labour Party politician; MP 1952–1992, Chancellor 1974–1979
DATE OF BIRTH 30 August 1917
PLACE OF BIRTH Mottingham, Kent
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Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, PC (born 30 August 1917), is a British Labour politician, regarded by many as "the best Prime Minister we never had".
Healey was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford where he was involved in Labour politics and met Edward Heath.
The divide between the two is marked by Healey's decision, taken in conjunction with Callaghan (by then Prime Minister), to seek an IMF loan and submit the British economy to the associated IMF supervision.
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