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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 14 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 biographies Asquith (1964), Gladstone (1995) and Churchill(2001).

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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, by Unknown photographer - NPG x18872

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, 1970s
NPG x18872

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200276

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200276

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, by Jane Bown - NPG x28624

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

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

The House of Commons, by Unknown photographer - NPG x27968

The House of Commons

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1986-1987
NPG x27968

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Roy Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

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

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