Lord Glenamara

Edward Short

Edward Short



Address as

Lord Glenamara

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Newcastle upon Tyne Central 1951-76

Parliamentary career

Opposition Assistant Whip 1955; Deputy Opposition Chief Whip 1962; Government Chief Whip 1964-66; Postmaster General 1966-68; Secretary of State for Education and Science 1968-70; Opposition Spokesman for Education 1970-72; Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (where he proposed payments to opposition parties in the Commons – now known as Short Money) 1974-76

Party groups

Deputy Leader, Labour Party 1972-76

Councils, public bodies

Newcastle City Council: Former councillor, Leader, Labour Group 1948

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Glenamara, of Glenridding in the County of Cumbria 1977

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (b)

President, Finchale College for the Disabled (Durham)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Newcastle Abbeyfield Society