FRIENDS and colleagues gathered yesterday to pay tribute at a memorial service for former Labour Home Secretary and Oxford University Chancellor Lord Jenkins.
BRITISH politics paid tribute yesterday to the remarkable life of Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, a former Labour home secretary and Chancellor and founding father of the Social Democratic Party, who died suddenly at home. He was 82.
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I FIRST met Roy Jenkins at the Hillhead by-election in 1982, when he took to Glasgow and Glasgow took to him as if each had been waiting for the other . He came to love the west end and the character of the Glasgow people, and often said that from a political point of view his happiest days were there.
"HE WROTE beautifully and powerfully and will be remembered as much as an author as a politician," Tam Dalyell said of Lord Jenkins yesterday.
TONY BLAIR has led tributes to the former Labour Home Secretary and Chancellor, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, who has died at the age of 82.
FEW of Britain’s post-war generation of politicians could be called an intellectual, but that seemed Roy Jenkins’s natural label.
Politician and historian
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