Lord Healey

Denis Healey

Denis Healey



Address as

Lord Healey

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3155


Electoral history

Contested (Labour) Pudsey and Otley 1945 general election. MP for South East Leeds 1952-55, for Leeds East 1955-92

Parliamentary career

Member Shadow Cabinet 1959-64; Secretary of State for Defence 1964-70; Member Shadow Cabinet 1970-74; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974-79; Member Shadow Cabinet 1979-87; Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs 1983-87

Party groups

Secretary, International Department, Labour Party 1945-52; Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1970-75; Deputy Leader, Labour Party 1980-83

Councils, public bodies

Member, Council for Global Energy Studies 1989-2009; President, Birkbeck College, London University 1993-99

International bodies

Chairman, IMF Interim Committee 1977-79; Member, Council for Global Energy Studies 1989-

Political interests

Foreign affairs, defence, arts

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Healey, of Riddlesden in the County of West Yorkshire 1992

Register of Interests

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Abbeyfield (Eastbourne) Society Ltd

Charleston Trust

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member, Council of Global Energy Studies