Patrick Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding


Patrick Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding
The Right Honourable
The Lord Jenkin of Roding
PC
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
12 June 1983 – 2 September 1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Tom King
Succeeded by Kenneth Baker
Secretary of State for Industry
In office
14 September 1981 – 12 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Keith Joseph
Succeeded by Cecil Parkinson (Trade and Industry)
Secretary of State for Social Services
In office
4 May 1979 – 14 September 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by David Ennals
Succeeded by Norman Fowler
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
7 April 1972 – 8 January 1974
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Maurice Macmillan
Succeeded by Tom Boardman
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
19 June 1970 – 7 April 1972
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Dick Taverne
Succeeded by Terence Higgns
Member of Parliament
for Wanstead and Woodford
In office
15 October 1964 – 11 June 1987
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by James Arbuthnot
Personal details
Born 7 September 1926 (1926-09-07) (age 85)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge
Middle Temple

Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding, PC (born 7 September 1926)[1] is a British Conservative politician and the great-grandson of the scientist Fleeming Jenkin.

Jenkin was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, Clifton College in Bristol and Jesus College at Cambridge. He became a barrister, called by the Middle Temple in 1952, and company director. He was a councillor on Hornsey Borough Council 1960–63.

Jenkin was the Conservative MP for Woodford from 1964 to 1974 (succeeding Sir Winston Churchill after his retirement) and, after constituency boundary changes, for Wanstead and Woodford from 1974 to 1987, and served as an Opposition spokesman on economic and trade affairs from 1965. He has been a member of the Bow Group since 1951.[2] In January 1974 he became Minister for Energy just weeks before the Conservatives fell from office, and participated in many ways in the government of Margaret Thatcher. He served as Secretary of State for Social Services from 1979 to 1981, then as Secretary of State for Industry until 1983, and finally as Secretary of State for the Environment from 1983 to 1985. He was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer with the title Baron Jenkin of Roding, of Wanstead and Woodford in Greater London in 1987.[1][3][4]

Currently, Lord Jenkin of Roding is president of the Foundation for Science and Technology, and is a vice-president of the Local Government Association.[2] His son, Bernard Jenkin, has also become a Member of Parliament.

Lord Jenkin's grandfather, Frewin Jenkin, was the first Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford from 1908 in the newly created Department of Engineering Science, and is the namesake of the Jenkin Building at Oxford. Lord Jenkin is acting as Patron of the department's Centenary in 2008.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Wanstead and Woodford
19641987
Succeeded by
James Arbuthnot
Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Taverne
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1970–1972
Succeeded by
Terence Higgins
Preceded by
Maurice Macmillan
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Tom Boardman
Preceded by
David Ennals
Secretary of State for Social Services
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Norman Fowler
Preceded by
Keith Joseph
Secretary of State for Industry
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Cecil Parkinson
as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Preceded by
Tom King
Secretary of State for the Environment
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Kenneth Baker

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