Peter Hain

Lord Hain

Lord Hain was the Member of Parliament for Neath between 1992 and 2015, serving in the last Labour Government for 12 years, including 7 years in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Leader of the Commons and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He became a member of the House of Lords in October 2015.

His memoirs, Outside In, were published by Biteback Publishing in 2012 and the paperback of his book, Back to the Future of Socialism, was recently updated by Policy Press.

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament Lord Hain was a prominent British anti-apartheid leader, having spent his childhood in apartheid South Africa until his parents were forced into exile in 1966.