PRICE, Christopher (1932-2015).



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Christopher Price was born on 26 January 1932 and grew up in East Keswick, Yorkshire. Educated at Leeds Grammar School and The Queen’s College, Oxford, he joined the Labour party when he was sixteen and became a Sheffield City Councillor in 1962. He married Annie Grierson Ross in 1956.

Price became Labour MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr in 1966, after an unsuccessful attempt to win in Shipley in 1964. He was not re-elected in 1970, but returned to Parliament in 1974 to represent Lewisham West, holding his seat until 1983. His work in the House mainly focused on education: he was the Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Education Minister and served as Chairman of the Select Committee on Education, Science and the Arts. He was also a Member of the European Parliament.

Chris Price died on 21 February, 2015.

Click here to listen to the full interview with Chris Price in the British Library.

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