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Ron Hayward

Ronald George Hayward CBE (27 June 1917 – 22 March 1996), was a leading activist in the British Labour Party.

Born near General Secretary of the Labour Party.[1]

As General Secretary, Hayward opposed entry to the Common Market and supported unilateral nuclear disarmament. He strongly supported the Presidency of Salvador Allende in Chile, and after its overthrow became friends with Hortensia Bussi, Allende's former wife. Privately, he was very critical of the Labour Party leadership's lack of response to the counter-revolution. In the 1980s he opposed the Militant tendency, but was reluctant to expel its supporters from the party. He was fiercely opposed to the Gang of Four, who led the split which formed the Social Democratic Party.[1]

In 1982, Hayward retired from his Labour Party positions.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Tam Dalyell, "Obituary: Ron Hayward", The Independent, 27 March 1996
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sara Barker
Labour Party National Agent
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Reg Underhill
Preceded by
Harry Nicholas
General Secretary of the Labour Party
1972–1982
Succeeded by
Jim Mortimer
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