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Encyclopedia > Jack Cunningham
The Right Honourable
 Jack Cunningham 
Baron Cunningham of Felling, PC
Jack Cunningham

In office
27 July 1998 – 11 October 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by David George Clark
Succeeded by Mo Mowlam

In office
3 May 1997 – 27 July 1998
Preceded by Douglas Hogg
Succeeded by Nick Brown

In office
18 July 1992 – 21 July 1994
Leader John Smith
Preceded by Gerald Kaufman
Succeeded by Robin Cook

Born August 4, 1939 (1939-08-04) (age 68)
Durham, UK
Political party Labour

John Anderson "Jack" Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling, PC, DL (born 4 August 1939) is a British Labour politician and was Member of Parliament for Copeland until 2005. The Right Honourable (abbreviated as or ) is an honorific prefix that is traditionally applied to certain people in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Anglophone Caribbean and in other Commonwealth Realms, and elsewhere. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is, in modern times, a sinecure office in the British government. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early life

He was educated at Jarrow Grammar School (now Jarrow School) in the same class as Doug McAvoy, future general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. Cunningham then studied at Bede College of the University of Durham, receiving a BSc in Chemistry in 1962, and a PhD in 1967. He stayed at the university to become a research fellow from 1966-8, whilst working as an officer for the General and Municipal Workers' Union. Jarrow School is a secondary school located in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear admitting pupils aged 11 to 18. ... The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a trade union of school teachers in England and Wales. ... College of St Hild and St Bede Durham University Named after The Venerable Bede & St Hild Established 1975 (precursors in 1839 and 1858) Principal Dr Alan Pearson Senior Tutor Mrs C A Carr SRC President Lewis Black Undergraduates 1123 Postgraduates 111 Website College of St Hild and St Bede SRC... Durham University is a university in England. ... B.S. redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... The GMB is a general trade union in the United Kingdom, and has more than 700,000 members. ...


His father was Andrew Cunningham, leader of Durham County Council in the 1970s, who was disgraced in the 1974 Poulson scandal. Dr Cunningham was first elected as member for Whitehaven in 1970; and the renamed Copeland constituency, which was the same constituency as Whitehaven, in 1983. he also has no friends because he is a lowner. Andrew Jonathan Cunningham was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 15, 1982. ... John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson (April 14, 1910 - January 31, 1993) was a British architect who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery and connections to senior politicians were disclosed in 1972. ... Whitehaven was a constituency in Cumberland , which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Shadow Cabinet and in government

He ran the Labour Party's general election campaign in 1992, and joined the Shadow Cabinet in 1983. The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1992 was held on 9 April 1992, and was the fourth consecutive victory for the Conservative Party. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose...


After the 1997 general election, he became Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and embarked on a modernisation programme for the Ministry, loosening its hitherto fierce loyalty to the producer interest, and emphasizing its duty to the consumer. He worked hard to secure the lifting of the European Union ban on the export of UK beef, and achieved some limited success on this. He also paved the way for the creation of the independent Food Standards Agency. The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. ... Classic image of a cow with BSE. A notable feature of such disease is the inability (of the infected animal) to stand. ... The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. ...


He was promoted in 1998 to Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The media dubbed him cabinet enforcer, claiming that his role was effectively to sell the Government and its policies to the public and the media. Although there was some truth in this, he also led the government's work on modernizing government, and chaired the Ministerial Committee on genetically-modified foods and crops. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Cabinet Office can be either: Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom, Cabinet Office in Japan. ... The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is, in modern times, a sinecure office in the British government. ...


He retired from the Cabinet in 1999, and became an influential backbencher. He stood down from parliament at the 2005 general election. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ...


Having represented the parliamentary constituency that includes Sellafield, the UK's largest nuclear facility, for 35 years, he is a strong proponent of nuclear power and is the founding European legislative chairman of the |Transatlantic Nuclear Energy Forum. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... The Sellafield facility on the Cumbrian coast, United Kingdom Sellafield is the name of a nuclear site, close to the village and railway station of Seascale, operated by Sellafield Ltd, but owned since 1 April 2005 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. ... This article is about applications of nuclear fission reactors as power sources. ...


Personal life

On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer, and he was created Baron Cunningham of Felling, of Felling in the County of Tyne and Wear, on 27 June. He had previously always been Rt Hon Dr Jack Cunningham, so following his enoblement he uses the style, Rt Hon Lord Cunningham of Felling, PC DL PhD. is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... Felling (known as The Felling to locals) is the name given to an area of eastern Gateshead, UK. Its name derives from the area where trees were felled to the east of town to expand and is often referred to locally as the Felling. It is bordered by Leam Lane... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lord Cunningham of Felling is still active in politics and chairs an all-party parliamentary committee to review the powers of the House of Lords. This article is about the British House of Lords. ...


He lives with his wife near Stocksfield, in Northumberland and is an avid fly fisherman. He married Maureen Appleby in 1964 in Durham. They have one son and two daughters. Map sources for Stocksfield at grid reference NZ0561 Stocksfield is a small commuter village approximately 14 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles east of Hexham in the Tynedale district of Northumberland, England. ... Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ... Fly rod and reel with a wild brown trout from a chalk stream. ...


References

  • Announcement of his introduction at the House of Lords House of Lords minutes of proceedings, 11 October 2005
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Copeland
1983–2005
Succeeded by
Jamie Reed
Political offices
Preceded by
Douglas Hogg
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Nick Brown
Preceded by
David G. Clark
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Mo Mowlam
Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Copeland is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Jamieson Ronald Reed (born August 4, 1973 [1] in Whitehaven) is the newly elected Labour Member of Parliament for the UK constituency of Copeland, elected in the 2005 general election. ... Douglas Martin Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, PC (born February 2, 1945), is a British politician and barrister. ... The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. ... Nicholas Hugh Nick Brown (born 13 June 1950, Rockford, Kent) is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend. ... The Right Honourable David George Clark, Baron Clark of Windermere, PC (born 19 October 1939) is a British politician and author. ... The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is, in modern times, a sinecure office in the British government. ... Marjorie Mo Mowlam (18 September 1949 – 19 August 2005) was a British politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Labour Member of Parliament. ...

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Jack Cunningham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
The Right Honourable John Anderson "Jack" Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling, PC, DL (born 4 August 1939) is a British Labour politician and was Member of Parliament for Copeland until 2005.
His father was Andrew Cunningham, leader of Durham County Council in the 1970s, who was disgraced in the 1974 Poulson scandal.
On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer, and was created Baron Cunningham of Felling, of Felling in the County of Tyne and Wear, on 27 June.
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