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Just a Simple Belfast Boy

Just a Simple Belfast Boy (Hardback)

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Brian Mawhinney, now Baron Mawhinney of Peterborough, has led an extraordinary life by anyone's standards. Born into a conservative Christian family in Belfast his life and career were continuously informed by the values of the gospel. However, his path was to take him far beyond his simple Belfast background and the legal or medical career his parents envisaged for him, and to the heights of British politics as a Government minister, and then to the heart of football administration as Chairman of the Football League. Written with his ten grandchildren in mind (to help them "understand your grandpa a little better", Mawhinney's memoirs capture at once the history of recent British politics and football, and the essential decency of the author.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral government Publisher: Biteback Publishing Publication Date: 16/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781849545327  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Brian Mawhinney was born in 1940 in Belfast. He was elected Member of Parliament for Peterborough in 1979 then for North West Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2005. He became Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office in 1990 then Minister of State at the Department of Health until 1994 when he joined the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Transport. He also served as Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio, stepping down from the House of Commons in May 2005, after which he was created a life peer becoming Baron Mawhinney, of Peterborough. In 2003, he was appointed Chairman of The Football League where he oversaw a reorganisation of the league structure. He lives in Peterborough.

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