Neil Kinnock and Barbara Castle, 1980s.

Neil Kinnock and Barbara Castle, 1980s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Kinnock (born 1942) was Labour leader between 1983 and 1992. He remained an MP until 1995, and then became European commissioner for transport. He joined the board of Britain in Europe in September 2004, and later that year was chosen as head of the British Council. In 2005 he was created Baron Kinnock. Labour MP Barbara Castle (1910-2002) held several government posts. As Minister of Transport she introduced the breathalyser to combat drink-driving. She was also Secretary of State for Employment and for Social Services. Despite her anti-European position in the 1975 referendum, she later became an MEP (Member of the European Parliament, 1979-1989). In 1990, she was created a baroness and remained active in politics until her death.

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