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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead (1920-2003), Writer and Labour politician; Home Secretary and co-founder of the Social Democratic Party

Sitter in 13 portraits
Jenkins represented Birmingham, Stechford for Labour (1950-76). As a backbencher he sponsored the Obscene Publications Act (1959). An enlightened Home Secretary, Jenkins oversaw reforms on abortion, race relations, theatre censorship, and homosexuality. As Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1967, his approach led to economic stability. He became Britain's first President of the European Community (1977-81). He broke with Labour in 1981, and, as one of the 'Gang of Four', launched the Social Democratic Party. Elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1987-2003). His books include the biographiesAsquith (1964), Gladstone (1995) and Churchill(2001).

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P1191

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 2 June 1977
NPG P1191

x170083

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 19 February 1959
NPG x170083

x170084

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 19 February 1959
NPG x170084

x166847

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 17 December 1963
NPG x166847

x28624

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28624

x99496

Roy Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1950
NPG x99496

x18872

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, 1970s
NPG x18872

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