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The Lord Kinnock
|Leader of the Opposition|
2 October 1983 – 18 July 1992
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher
|Preceded by||Michael Foot|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
|Shadow Education Secretary|
4 May 1979 – 2 October 1983
|Born||28 March 1942
Tredegar, Wales, UK
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC, (born 28 March 1942) is a Welsh politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1970 to 1995. From 1983 to 1992 he was the Leader of the Opposition and the leader of the Labour Party. In the general election in 1992 he was beaten. After this he gave up his post of leading the Labour Party (and sitting in Parliament). He was a British politician in the European Commission from 1995 until 2004, and is now Chairman of the British Council and President of Cardiff University.
He is married to Glenys Kinnock. She was Britain's Minister for Africa and the United Nations from 2009 to 2010, and a Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1994 to 2009. She was made a life peer in 2009. They became one of the few couples to both hold titles in their own right. The two met while studying at University College, Cardiff. They married on 25 March 1967. In 2008 they moved to Tufnell Park, London, to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
They have a son, Stephen and a daughter, Rachel.
Neil Kinnock is a lifelong Cardiff City F.C. fan and regularly attends matches.
Kinnock is an agnostic.
In 2011 Kinnock took part in the BBC Wales programme Coming Home about his Welsh family history. The programme was broadcast on 30 November 2011.
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Kinnock meeting Dutch Labour Party leader Joop den Uyl in 1984
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