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Encyclopedia > Peter Hain
The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Peter Hain

Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 28, 2007
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by John Hutton

In office
6 May 2005 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Paul Murphy
Succeeded by Shaun Woodward

Incumbent
Assumed office 
24 October 2002
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded by Paul Murphy

In office
2003 – 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by John Reid
Succeeded by Geoff Hoon

Member of Parliament
for Neath
Incumbent
Assumed office 
4 April 1991
Preceded by Donald Coleman
Succeeded by Incumbent
Majority 18,835 (52.6%)[1]

Born 16 February 1950 (1950-02-16) (age 57)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater Queen Mary, University of London, University of Sussex

Peter Gerald Hain PC MP (born February 16, 1950, Nairobi, Kenya) is a British, Left-wing Labour Party politician and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (he is also Secretary of State for Wales). He is the Member of Parliament for the Welsh constituency of Neath. He came to the UK from South Africa as a teenager, and was a noted anti-apartheid campaigner in the 1970s. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 475 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (583 × 736 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is a position in the UK cabinet, responsible for the Department for Work and Pensions. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early life in South Africa

Hain was born to South African parents who were anti-apartheid activists in the South African Liberal Party, for which they were made "banned persons", briefly jailed, and prevented from working. The South African Liberal Party was a South African political party, founded in 1953 by the novelist Alan Paton. ...


Friends of the Hain family formed a small resistance group, the Armed Resistance Movement (ARM). [citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Move to the UK

In 1966 the family fled South Africa and settled in London, where Peter's father Walter Hain made a living as an architect. Peter became chairman of the Stop the Seventy Tour Campaign which disrupted tours by the South African rugby union and cricket teams in 1969 and 1970. A 1972 private prosecution brought by Francis Bennion in regard to his leadership of the illegal direct-action interference with the tours resulted in a ten-day Old Bailey Trial with the jury failing to agree on three charges and hence he was acquitted on those charges, but Peter Hain was found guilty of criminal conspiracy and fined £200. He appealed against the conviction in 1973. The Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal with costs. As reported in the Daily Telegraph of 23 October 1973, the court said his conviction was "fully justified". Lord Justice Roskill said Hain had not elected to give evidence, adding that "He gave no explanation of his part over the incidents with which he was charged." This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Francis Alan Roscoe Bennion (born 2 January 1923) is a leading barrister in the United Kingdom. ... Direct action is a form of political activism which seeks immediate remedy for perceived ills, as opposed to indirect actions such as electing representatives who promise to provide remedy at some later date. ... The Old Bailey. ... In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


In 1972 he was sent a letter bomb that failed to explode because of faulty wiring. In 1976 Hain was tried for, and acquitted of, a 1974 bank robbery, allegedly having been framed by South African intelligence agents. Two schoolboys positively identified him. A deliberate "double" may have taken part in the robbery. Despite modern DNA techniques and mass fingerprinting now being available no further investigation of this unsolved case is known to have taken place. Six MPs, led by Liberal David Steel, called for the resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Norman Skelhorn, over the Hain case. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood, KT, KBE, PC (born 31 March 1938) is a British and Scottish politician and a Liberal Democrat member of the UK House of Lords. ... The Director of Public Prosecutions is the officer charged with the prosecution of criminal offences in several criminal jurisdictions around the world. ... Sir Norman Skelhorn KBE QC (born 1909 – died 1988) was the Director of Public Prosecutions in England and Wales from 1964 to 1977. ...


Politics

He joined the Liberal Party and was elected president of the Young Liberals, but in 1977 switched to Labour. The same year, he was a founder of the Anti-Nazi League he remains a prominent supporter of Unite Against Fascism today. This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... Anti-Nazi League logo The Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was an organisation set up on the initiative of the Socialist Workers Party with some sponsorship (and a few small financial donations) from some trade unions and the endorsement of a list of prominent people in 1977 to oppose the rise... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hain was educated at Emanuel School, Queen Mary College (University of London)[2], graduating with a first class Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science and the University of Sussex, obtaining an M.Phil.. Following this he worked as a researcher for the Union of Communication Workers, rising to become their head of research. Emanuel School is a co-educational public school in Battersea, South-West London, England. ... Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until 2000 Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter [1] and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The University of Sussex (also known colloquially as Sussex Uni) is an English campus university which is situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, and is four miles from Brighton. ... In the usage of the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries, the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. ... The Union of Communication Workers was a trade union in the United Kingdom for workers in the post office and telecommunications industries. ...


Parliamentary career

In 1991 he was elected to the House of Commons at the by-election in Neath that followed the death of the sitting member, Donald Coleman. In 1995 he became a Labour whip and in 1996 became a shadow employment minister. After Labour's victory in the 1997 general election he joined the government, first at the Welsh Office, then as minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... Donald Richard Coleman (19 September 1925 - 14 January 1991) was the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom for Neath from 1964 until his death in 1991. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, seen from St. ...


Robert Mugabe, whom he had supported in the struggle against white minority rule, attacked him as a "racist" for backing Zimbabwe's white farmers' rights. Mugabe redirects here. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ...


In October 2000 he set up a war avoidance team to carry messages back and forth between himself the then Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iraq, Tariq Aziz (a matter then confidential which has since been put on public record in an interview with Mr Hain by the Today program). Team members who travelled repeatedly to Iraq on behalf of Mr Hain variously included William Morris (Next Century Foundation), Dr Burhan Chalabi (an Iraqi born British businessman), and Nasser al-Khalifa (the then Qatari Ambassador to the UK).[3] Tariq Aziz Mikhail Yuhanna, later and more popularly known as Tariq Aziz or Tareq Aziz, (Arabic: طارق عزيز, Syriac: ܜܪܩ ܥܙܝܙ) (born 1936 in Tel Keppe) was the Foreign Minister (1983 – 1991) and Deputy Prime Minister (1979 – 2003) of Iraq, and a close advisor of former President Saddam Hussein for decades. ... William Morris in Ninevah Province, Iraq 2006 William Morris is Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation Formerly a journalist and publisher, William Morris is an expert on Arab Affairs with close family connections with the Arab world stretching back more than 30 years. ...


Hain moved briefly to the Department of Trade and Industry before returning to the Foreign Office as minister for Europe. He was vocal in advocating joint sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain, leading to him being reviled in the colony, which overwhelmingly rejected sovereignty in a referendum in November 2002. The Department of Trade and Industry is a United Kingdom government department. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for promoting the interests of the United Kingdom abroad. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ...


In October 2002, he joined the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales, but continued to represent the UK at the Convention on the Future of Europe. In June 2003 he was made Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal in a cabinet reshuffle, but retained the Wales portfolio. In November 2004 Hain caused controversy among his political rivals when he claimed that "If we are tough on crime and on terrorism, as Labour is, then I think Britain will be safer under Labour". The Secretary of State for Wales is the head of the Wales Office within the United Kingdom cabinet. ... The European Convention, sometimes known as the Convention on the Future of Europe, was a body established by the European Council in December 2001 as a result of the Laeken Declaration. ... The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. ... The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ... Terrorist redirects here. ...


On 6 May 2005, following the 2005 general election, Hain was appointed as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, retaining his Welsh position also. Although previously a supporter of Irish unity, he has since retreated from this position. In August 2006, his office neither confirmed nor denied press reports that he fell asleep during a meeting with Mr Raymond McCord – a meeting arranged to discuss Mr McCord's concerns about the investigation into the murder of his son Raymond Jr by a loyalist paramilitary group. Lady Sylvia Hermon, MP, who was present at the meeting, told the press that Mr Hain nodded off at least twice. is the 126th day of the year (127th 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. ... Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is the British cabinet minister who has responsibility for the government of Northern Ireland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


On 28th June 2007 he was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in addition to retaining responsibility for Wales.


Deputy Leadership

On 12th September 2006, he announced his candidacy for the position of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. In January 2007, Hain gave an interview to the New Statesman in which he made his pitch for the Deputy Leadership and referred to the Bush administration as "the most right-wing American administration, if not ever, then in living memory" and argued that "the neo-con agenda for America has been rejected by the people and I hope that will be the case for the future".[4] However, Hain was eliminated in the second round of the Deputy Leadership election, coming fifth, with Harriet Harman being the successful candidate.[5] The 2007 Labour Party deputy leadership election is a British political party election for the position of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and in the event of the leader for some reason having to stand down or dying then the Deputy Leader becomes leader, John Prescott has announced that... The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... Harriet Ruth Harman QC, MP (born July 30, 1950, London) is a British Solicitor and Labour politician. ...


Publications

  • Don't Play with Apartheid: Background to the Stop the Seventy Tour Campaign by Peter Hain, 1971, Allen & U ISBN 0-04-301031-8
  • Radical Liberalism and Youth Politics by Peter Hain, 1973, Liberal Publications Department ISBN 0-900520-36-1
  • Radical Regeneration by Peter Hain, 1975, Quartet Books ISBN 0-7043-1231-X
  • Community Politics Edited by Peter Hain, 1976, Calder Publications Ltd ISBN 0-7145-3543-5
  • Mistaken Identity: The Wrong Face of the Law by Peter Hain, 1976, Quartet Books ISBN 0-7043-3116-0
  • Radicals and Socialism by Peter Hain and Simon Hebditch, 1978, Institute for Workers' Control ISBN 0-901740-55-1
  • Policing the Police Edited by Peter Hain, 1979, J Calder ISBN 0-7145-3624-5
  • Debate of the Decade: The Crisis and Future of the Left edited by Peter Hain, 1980, Pluto Press ISBN 0-86104-313-8
  • Neighbourhood Participation by Peter Hain, 1980, M. T. Smith ISBN 0-85117-198-2
  • Policing the Police Edited by Peter Hain, 1980, J Calder ISBN 0-7145-3796-9
  • Reviving the Labour Party by Peter Hain, 1980, Institute for Workers' Control ISBN 0-901740-69-1
  • The Democratic Alternative: A Socialist Response to Britain's Crisis by Peter Hain, 1983, Penguin Books Ltd ISBN 0-14-006955-0
  • Political Trials in Britain by Peter Hain, 1985, Penguin Books Ltd ISBN 0-14-007935-1
  • Political Strikes: The State and Trade Unionism in Britain by Peter Hain, 1986, Penguin Books Ltd ISBN 0-14-007962-9
  • Proportional Misrepresentation by Peter Hain, 1986, Gower Publishing Ltd ISBN 0-7045-0526-6
  • A Putney Plot? by Peter Hain, 1987, Spokesman Books ISBN 0-85124-481-5
  • Ayes to the Left by Peter Hain, 1995, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd ISBN 0-85315-832-0
  • The Peking Connection by Peter Hain, 1995, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd ISBN 0-85315-823-1
  • Sing the Beloved Country: Struggle for the New South Africa by Peter Hain, 1996, Pluto Press ISBN 0-7453-0997-6
  • The End of Foreign Policy? by Robin Cook and Peter Hain, 2001, Royal Institute of International Affairs ISBN 1-86203-131-2
  • New Designs for Europe by Katinkya Barysch, Steven Everts, Heather Grabbe et al, introduction by Peter Hain, 2002, Centre for European Reform ISBN 1-901229-35-1
  • The Future Party by Peter Hain and Ian McCartney, 2004, Catalyst Press ISBN 1-904508-10-3

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References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ About Peter - Hain4Labour, accessed 1 June 2007
  3. ^ Most references to Peter Hain's war avoidance activities are from second track sources
  4. ^ Martin Bright and John Kampfner, Deputy leader interviews: Peter Hain, New Statesman, 22 January 2007, accessed 18 January 2007
  5. ^ Harman elected as Deputy Leader Times Online

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Offices held

Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801–present)
Preceded by
Donald Coleman
Member of Parliament for Neath
1991 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Murphy
Secretary of State for Wales
2002–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Shaun Woodward
Preceded by
The Lord Williams of Mostyn
Lord Privy Seal
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Geoff Hoon
Preceded by
John Reid
Leader of the House of Commons
2003–2005
Preceded by
John Hutton
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
2007 – present
Incumbent

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Peter Hain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1098 words)
Peter Gerald Hain (born February 16, 1950, Nairobi, Kenya) is a British Labour Party politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Wales.
Peter became chairman of the Stop the Seventy Tour Campaign which disrupted tours by the South African Rugby Union and cricket teams in 1969 and 1970.
Hain was educated at Emanuel School, Queen Mary's College, University of London, and the University of Sussex, before working as a researcher for the Union of Communication Workers, rising to become their head of research.
Peter Hain (330 words)
Peter Hain was born to South African parents in Nairobi, Kenya.
Peter became chairman of the Stop the Seventy Tour Camapign[?] which disrupted tours by the South African Rugby Union and cricket teams in 1969 and 1970.
Hain worked as a researcher for the Union of Communication Workers[?], rising to become their head of research before being elected to the House of Commons at a by-election in 1991.
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