- James Prior, Baron Prior
James Michael Leathes Prior, Baron Prior, PC, known as Jim Prior, (born
11 October 1927) is a British politician, and was Conservative Member of Parliament(MP) for Lowestoft and for the renamed constituency of Waveney.
He was educated at
Charterhouse Schooland Pembroke College, Cambridgewhere he graduated with a BA degree in Estate Management, getting first class honours. He did military service as an officer in the Royal Norfolk Regimentof the British Army, serving in Germany and India.
He was first elected to Parliament in 1959, and was
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foodfrom 1970-1972, then Leader of the House of Commonsand Lord President of the Counciluntil 1974. Under Margaret Thatcherhe was Secretary of State for Employmentfrom 1979 to 1981. During this period he is believed to have angered the Prime Minister by not pressing far enough with anti-trade union legislation. He became Secretary of State for Northern Irelandand was in this office until 1984. This transfer was widely seen as a move by Margaret Thatcherto isolate Prior, who disagreed with her on a number of economic issues and was seen as one of the cabinet ' wets'. The post of Secretary of State for Northern Irelandwas for a time seen as a dumping ground to marginalise ministers.
He retired from Parliament in 1987 and was later created a
life peeras Baron Prior, of Brampton in the County of Suffolk. His successor, David Porternever managed to escape the shadow of Prior.
He is Vice President and was Chairman of the
Rural Housing Trust.
In the media
Prior was interviewed about the rise of
Thatcherismfor the 2006 BBCTV documentary series " Tory! Tory! Tory!".
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
James Prior — James „Jim“ Michael Leathes Prior, Baron Prior of Brampton PC (* 11. Oktober 1927) ist ein britischer Politiker der Conservative Party. Biografie Nach dem Besuch der traditionsreichen, elitären Charterhouse School leistete er seine Militärdienst… … Deutsch Wikipedia
James Callaghan — Infobox Prime Minister honorific prefix = The Right Honourable name = James Callaghan honorific suffix = The Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC imagesize = 250px office = Prime Minister of the United Kingdom monarch = Elizabeth II term start = 5… … Wikipedia
James I of England — Infobox British Royalty|majesty name = James VI and I title = King of Scotland, England, and Ireland imgw = 200 caption = James I of England from the period 1603–1613, by Paul van Somer I (1576–1621) succession = King of Scotland reign = 24 July… … Wikipedia
Prior (disambiguation) — The term prior may refer to: * Prior, the head of a priory * Prior (Stargate), a fictional race in the television series Stargate * Prior (brand), a Norwegian brand of eggs and white meat * Prior Norge, a defunct Norwegian egg and white meat… … Wikipedia
Baron Stanley of Alderley — Baron Stanley of Alderley, in the County of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1839 for Sir John Stanley, 7th Baronet, of Alderley Hall. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron, who was a prominent… … Wikipedia
James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline — (created 1839), (7 November 1776 – 17 April 1858), was a barrister and Member of Parliament, and auditor to the Duke of Devonshire s estates. James was the third son of General Sir Ralph Abercromby of Tullibody, who fell at the battle of… … Wikipedia
James Braid (physician) — James Braid (June 19, 1795 ndash; March 25, 1860), was born in Fife, and was the son of James Braid and Anne Suttie. He married Margaret Mason (or Meason) on 17 November 1813. They had two children, James (b. 1822), and a daughter.An eminent… … Wikipedia
James Bond (film series) — The James Bond film series are spy films inspired by Ian Fleming s novels about the fictional MI6 agent Commander James Bond (codename 007). EON Productions have produced twenty one films between 1962 and 2006, and another film is planned for… … Wikipedia
James Chichester-Clark, Baron Moyola — Infobox Prime Minister honorific prefix = The Right Honourable name=James Chichester Clark honorific suffix = The Lord Moyola, PC imagesize = 150px order=5th office =Prime Minister of Northern Ireland term start = May 1 1969 term end = March 23… … Wikipedia
James Baron — Infobox AFLactive width = caption = currentteam =Free Agent currentnumber = currentpositionplain =Defensive lineman birthdate =Birth date and age|1973|06|08 birthplace =Hammond, Indiana heightft =6 heightin =4 weight =260 debutyear =1997… … Wikipedia