The Lord Hain
Official portrait, 2019
Secretary of State for Wales
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byPaul Murphy
Succeeded byCheryl Gillan
In office
24 October 2002 – 24 January 2008
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byPaul Murphy
Succeeded byPaul Murphy
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
28 June 2007 – 24 January 2008
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byJohn Hutton
Succeeded byJames Purnell
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
6 May 2005 – 28 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byPaul Murphy
Succeeded byShaun Woodward
First Minister of Northern Ireland
as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
6 May 2005 – 8 May 2007
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byPaul Murphy
Succeeded byIan Paisley (FM)
Martin McGuinness (dFM)
Junior ministerial offices
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
11 June 2003 – 6 May 2005
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byJohn Reid
Succeeded byGeoff Hoon
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
In office
13 June 2003 – 6 May 2005
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byThe Lord Williams of Mostyn
Succeeded byGeoff Hoon
Minister of State for Europe
In office
11 June 2001 – 24 October 2002
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byKeith Vaz
Succeeded byDenis MacShane
Minister of State for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe
In office
25 January 2001 – 7 June 2001
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byHelen Liddell
Succeeded byBrian Wilson
Minister of State for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
In office
28 July 1999 – 24 January 2001
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byGeoff Hoon
Succeeded byBrian Wilson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
2 May 1997 – 28 July 1999
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byGwilym Jones
Jonathan Evans
Succeeded byDavid Hanson
Further offices held
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
11 May 2010 – 15 May 2012
Preceded byCheryl Gillan
Succeeded byOwen Smith
Member of the House of Lords
Life peerage
22 October 2015
Member of Parliament
for Neath
In office
4 April 1991 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byDonald Coleman
Succeeded byChristina Rees
Personal details
Peter Gerald Hain

(1950-02-16) 16 February 1950 (age 74)
Nairobi, British Kenya
Political partyLabour (1977–present)
Other political
Anti-Nazi League (1977–1981)
Liberal (1960–1977)
  • Patricia Western
    (m. 1975; div. 2002)
  • (m. 2003)
ChildrenSamuel · Jake
Parent(s)Walter Vannet Hain
Adelaine Stocks
EducationPretoria Boys High School
Emanuel School, London
Alma materQueen Mary College, University of London
University of Sussex

Peter Gerald Hain, Baron Hain, PC (born 16 February 1950), is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2005 to 2007, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2007 to 2008 and twice as Secretary of State for Wales from 2002 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Neath between 1991 and 2015.

Born in Kenya Colony to South African parents, Hain came to the United Kingdom from South Africa as a teenager and was a noted anti-fascist and anti-apartheid campaigner in the 1970s, and was convicted of criminal conspiracy for leading direct action events.[1] Elected to Parliament at a 1991 by-election, he initially served in Tony Blair's government as a junior minister in the Wales Office, Foreign Office and Department of Trade and Industry. Promoted to the Cabinet as Welsh Secretary in 2002, he served concurrently as Leader of the House of Commons from 2003 to 2005 and Northern Ireland Secretary from 2005 to 2007.

Hain ran for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party in the 2007 deputy leadership election, coming fifth out of six candidates. He was promoted to Work and Pensions Secretary by new leader Gordon Brown, while remaining Welsh Secretary. His failure to declare donations during the deputy leadership contest led to his resignation from both roles in 2008. He later returned to the Cabinet from 2009 to 2010 as Welsh Secretary.

After Labour was defeated at the 2010 general election, Hain was Shadow Welsh Secretary in the Shadow Cabinet of Ed Miliband from 2010 until 2012, when he announced his retirement from frontline politics. He announced in June 2014 he would stand down as MP for Neath at the 2015 general election and was subsequently nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.

Early life

Whilst his father was working temporarily there, Hain was born in Nairobi in what was then Kenya Colony, but he moved to the Union of South Africa when his parents returned about a year later. His South African parents, Walter Vannet Hain and Adelaine Hain (née Stocks), were anti-apartheid activists in the Liberal Party of South Africa, for which they were made "banned persons", briefly imprisoned, and prevented from working.[2][3] Hain's paternal grandparents, civil engineer Walter Vannet Hain of Dundee, and Mary Hain née Gavin of Glasgow, married in 1919, leaving Shettleston, Lanarkshire, on 17 September 1920 on the Edinburgh Castle with their newborn baby William Ayers Vannet Hain, sailing from Southampton to South Africa. Hain's father, later to become an architect, was born there on 29 December 1924. Hain's maternal grandparents were of 1820 Settler British South African stock. His 4th great-grandfather was George Southey (1776–1831) who hailed from Devon. Hain descends from his daughter, Sophia Stirk (née Southey), whose brother George helped to track and kill the Xhosa tribal chief Hintsa kaKhawuta (ca. 1790 – 1835). A brother of Sophia and George Southey was Sir Richard Southey, a British colonial administrator, cabinet minister and landowner in South Africa.

When Hain was 10, he was awoken in the early hours by police officers searching his bedroom for 'incriminating documents'. Aged 11 he was again awoken to be told his parents had been imprisoned for leafleting in support of Nelson Mandela's campaign[clarification needed]; they were released without charge after fourteen days' detention. At 15, Hain spoke at the funeral of John Frederick Harris, an anti-apartheid activist who was hanged for murder for the bombing of the Johannesburg main railway station, injuring 23 people and killing one.[4]: 17  Hain and his parents strongly opposed the bombing but stood by Harris and his wife Ann and baby son David, who were family friends. As a result of security police harassment, Hain's father was unable to continue his work as an architect, and the family, deprived of an income, was forced to leave for the United Kingdom in 1966.[5]

Life in South Africa and London

Hain was educated in South Africa at Hatfield Primary School and Pretoria Boys High School and in London at Emanuel School, a state school, later becoming a private fee-paying institution, then Queen Mary College, University of London, graduating with a first class bachelor's degree in Economics and Political science in 1973,[6] and the University of Sussex, obtaining an MPhil.[7] After university, Hain worked as a researcher for the Union of Communication Workers from September 1976, later rising to become their head of research. During this time, Hain wrote several articles that harshly criticised Israel, including a 1976 piece in The Guardian newspaper where he stated that Israel needed to be dismantled to make way for a secular, democratic Palestinian state.

Anti-apartheid activism

Having joined the British Anti-Apartheid Movement at aged 17 in 1967, when Hain was 19 he became chairman of the Stop The '70 Tour campaign which disrupted tours by the South African rugby union and cricket teams in 1969 and 1970. In 1971 director John Goldschmidt produced a film for Granada's World in Action programme featuring Hain debating "Apartheid in South Africa" at the Oxford Union. The film was transmitted on the ITV network. In 1972 a private prosecution resulted in his conviction for criminal conspiracy at the Old Bailey for which he was fined £200. The prosecution was funded largely from apartheid-supporting whites in South Africa due to his campaign against white-only South African sports tours. He was acquitted of three other conspiracy counts after defending himself in the four week trial described in the book edited by Derek Humphry, Cricket Conspiracy (1975, ISBN 0-901108-40-5).[1]

In 1972, the South African Security Services were suspected of sending him a letter bomb that failed to explode because of faulty wiring. In 1976 Hain was tried for, and acquitted of, a 1975 bank theft, having been framed by the South African Bureau of State Security (BOSS) according to his 1987 book, A Putney Plot.[8][9][10]

Joining the Liberal and Labour Parties

In 1968, he joined the Liberal Party and was elected chairperson in 1971 and then in 1975 president of the Young Liberals, but in 1977 switched to Labour. The same year, he was a founder of the Anti-Nazi League.[11]

Homosexual equality

In the 1970s, Hain was also Honorary Vice-president of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality when he clashed with lobbying interests from the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).[12]

Member of Parliament

He contested Putney in the 1983 and 1987 general elections but was defeated on both occasions by Conservative David Mellor.[13][14]

Having already been selected as Labour's candidate for the Neath constituency at the 1992 general election, Hain was elected to the House of Commons at the by-election in April 1991 that followed the death of the sitting member, Donald Coleman, who had announced his intention to retire at the next election. In 1995 he became a Labour whip and in 1996 became a shadow employment minister.[15]

In government

Following Labour's victory in the 1997 general election he joined the government, first at the Welsh Office 1997–1999, then as minister of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1999 to 2001 with responsibility for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.[15]

In November 1999, as Africa minister he met Robert Mugabe in London; Mugabe told him "I know you are not one of them, Peter; you are one of us,"[16] But the following day, following an attempt by Gay Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to carry out a citizen's arrest on Mugabe, Mugabe accused Hain of being Tatchell's "wife".[17] In October 2000 he set up a war avoidance team to carry messages back and forth between himself and the then-Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iraq, Tariq Aziz (a matter then confidential, which has since been put on public record in an interview with Hain by the Today programme). Team members who travelled repeatedly to Iraq on Hain's behalf included William Morris, Burhan Chalabi (an Iraqi-born British businessman), and Nasser al-Khalifa (the then-Qatari Ambassador to the UK). He voted for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, later calling it a "fringe issue" compared to other government priorities.[18] However he subsequently described the Iraq invasion as a 'disaster' and said 'I believed the evidence shown me on weapons of mass destruction later discovered to be entirely false.'[19]

Hain during his time in office

In 2001, Hain moved briefly to the Department of Trade and Industry[20] before returning to the Foreign Office as Minister for Europe,[15] being sworn into the Privy Council the same year.[21] He was vocal in advocating joint sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain.[22]

In October 2002, he joined the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales, but continued to represent the UK at the Convention on the Future of Europe. In June 2003 he was made Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal in a cabinet reshuffle, but retained the Wales portfolio. In November 2004 he caused controversy among his political rivals when he claimed that "If we are tough on crime and on terrorism, as Labour is, then I think Britain will be safer under Labour".[23]

On 6 May 2005, following the 2005 general election, Hain was appointed as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by Prime Minister Tony Blair, also retaining his Welsh position. He was responsible for negotiating the settlement which brought former enemies Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party into a power-sharing Northern Irish government from May 2007. Although previously a supporter of Irish unity, he has since retreated from this position. On 28 June 2007, he was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in addition to retaining responsibility for Wales. He was a proponent of the "tough love" measures designed to force claimants, including the sick and disabled, back to work. He saw it as an anti-poverty, full-employment agenda. He resigned from his post when the issue of donations made to his campaign funds were referred to the police.[24]

He set a level of compensation for the taxpayer funded Financial Assistance Scheme similar to that of the Industry funded Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for those whose schemes had collapses before the establishment of the PPF. Referring to the long running Pensions Action Group campaign and speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Moneybox program on the day compensation was announced, pensions expert Ros Altmann, credited Hain and Mike O'Brien with "having been very different to deal with than their predecessors and..willing and eager to engage and find a way to sort this out."[25]

Deputy leadership bid

On 12 September 2006, he announced his candidacy for the position of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. In January 2007, Hain gave an interview to the New Statesman in which he made his pitch for the Deputy Leadership and referred to the Bush administration as "the most right-wing American administration, if not ever, then in living memory" and argued that "the neo-con agenda for America has been rejected by the people and I hope that will be the case for the future".[26] Hain was eliminated in the second round of the Deputy Leadership election, coming fifth out of the six candidates, with Harriet Harman being the successful candidate.[27]

Resignation following Labour party deputy leadership donations scandal

In January 2008, The Guardian reported that Hain had failed to declare some 20 donations worth a total of over £100,000 during his deputy leadership campaign and would be investigated by the Electoral commission.[28] Hain admitted "deeply regrettable administrative failings" but faced questioning on whether the oversight was due to changes in campaign manager possibly causing "chaos" during the campaign or the desire of some donors to remain private.[28] Phil Taylor, the first campaign manager, said that Hain insisted on knowing who had donated and that it was legal. His campaign only reported a separate £82,000 of donations and The Guardian believes he stopped taking a personal interest in funding once the campaign ended though there was no evidence that he deliberately broke the law.[28]

Hain during Labour Party conference 2009

Taylor's successor was Steve Morgan,[28] and it later emerged that four donations were channelled through a non-operating think tank, the Progressive Policies Forum (PPF) which may be connected with Morgan, who was named as a donor.[29] On 12 January, Hain released a statement saying that he wanted to get on with his job and it was absurd to think he had deliberately hidden anything.[30] John Underwood, a trustee of the PPF, said that the donations and loans were "entirely permissible", though Hain said he would pay back a £25,000 interest-free loan.[30]

On 24 January 2008, he resigned from several posts including his position as Work and Pensions secretary, after the Electoral Commission referred the failure to report donations to Metropolitan Police. He cited a desire to "clear his name" as the reason for his resignation. Hain was the first person to resign from Gordon Brown's cabinet. He was replaced as Secretary of State for Wales by Paul Murphy, and as Secretary for Work and Pensions by James Purnell in a forced cabinet reshuffle.[31]

Hain's campaign had properly declared some £100,000 of donations but failed to declare £103,156 of donations, contrary to electoral law.[32] On 3 July 2008, the Metropolitan Police announced that they had referred Hain's case to the Crown Prosecution Service.[33] On 5 December 2008 the CPS announced that Hain would not be charged because Hain was not responsible and did not control the members' association Hain4Labour that funded his campaign.[34][35] He returned to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales the following year.

In opposition

Hain was re-appointed Shadow Welsh Secretary in Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet after Miliband's election as leader in 2010.[36] He was a supporter of the unsuccessful Alternative Vote system in the May 2011 referendum.[37] In May 2012, he announced his retirement from front-line politics.[36]

Attempted prosecution for contempt of court

On 27 March 2012, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC obtained leave from Lord Justice Higgins to bring proceedings against Hain and "Biteback Publishing" for contempt of court.[38] Although Hain's book Outside In had already been passed by the Cabinet Office and the Northern Ireland Office prior to publication,[39] the alleged contempt related to statements about Lord Justice Girvan's disposal of an application for judicial review while Hain was Secretary of State.[39][40]

Hain's remarks had previously been strongly criticised by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Declan Morgan though the decision to charge Hain with "scandalising the court", using a law already obsolete in 1899 drew ridicule in Westminster and strong criticism from senior DUP ministers.[41] According to the Attorney General, Hain's statements prejudiced the administration of justice and amounted to an unjustifiable attack on the judiciary.[42] At a preliminary hearing before a Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice on 24 April 2012, Hain's counsel suggested that the action had no basis in common law and was contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights. The trial was intended to take place on 19 June 2012[43][44] but the case was dropped on 17 May 2012 after Hain agreed to clarify comments to show he didn't question Girvan's motives or his handling of the judicial review.[45]

House of Lords

In June 2014, Hain announced he would stand down as the MP for Neath at the 2015 general election.[46] He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.[47] Writing in the Guardian, he subsequently outlined his views on House of Lords reform.[48] He was created a life peer taking the title Baron Hain, of Neath in the County of West Glamorgan, on 22 October 2015.[49] He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.[50] He remains a prominent supporter of Unite Against Fascism today and is vice-president of Action for Southern Africa.[51]

On 25 October 2018, he used parliamentary privilege in the House of Lords to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of sexual and racial harassment by The Daily Telegraph. A legal injunction had prevented the newspaper from naming him. Following Hain's statement, the accusations made against Green were widely published in the media.[52] Hain is a remunerated adviser to the law firm acting for the alleged victims,[53] and Green subsequently announced that, due to this conflict of interest, he would lodge a complaint with the House of Lords.[54]

Hain is a member of the Steering Committee of the Constitution Reform Group (CRG),[55] a cross-party organisation chaired by Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, which seeks a new constitutional settlement in the UK by way of a new Act of Union.[56] The Constitution Reform Group's new Act of Union Bill [56] was introduced as a Private member's bill by Lord Lisvane in the House of Lords on 9 October 2018, when it received a formal first reading. The Bill has been described by the BBC as "one to watch" in the current Parliament.[57]

Political thought

Hain has written in support of libertarian socialist arguments,[58] arguing that the traditional revolutionary-reformist axis obscures an important statist-libertarian axis, such that as well as statist socialism with "Marxist–Leninists at the revolutionary end [and] social democrats at the reformist end", there is the libertarian "bottom-up vision of socialism, with anarchists at the revolutionary end and democratic socialists [such as himself] at its reformist end".[59] Hain has argued for "encouraging industrial democracy. This is one of the keys to the high productivity, investment and wealth needed for economic success, by helping generate greater team working and commitment which is such an important requirement of complex modern production systems."[58]

Business and charity interests

The renewed campaign for construction of the Severn Barrage by Hafren Power was led by Hain in 2012,[60] until Hafren Power wound up in 2014.[61][62]

In May 2013 he joined Amara Mining as non-executive director until its takeover by Perseus Mining in May 2016. On 28 October 2015, Hain was appointed to the Board of AIM listed fertiliser company, African Potash, as non-executive Director, but resigned in November 2017. He is Global and Governmental Adviser to Gordon Dadds PLC.

Since 2014 he has been chair of Trustees of the Donald Woods Foundation, a charity working in the poverty stricken Transkei, Eastern Cape, near Nelson Mandela's homeland. He is also a Trustee of the Listen Charity. In 2016-17 he chaired the OR Tambo Centenary Organising Committee.

From 2014 he has been Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales. In September 2016 he was appointed Visiting Professor at Witwatersrand University Business School and in September 2017 was appointed Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School.

Alternative medicine

He is a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Medicine,[63] an alternative medicine lobbying organisation set up following the disbanding of King Charles III, then Prince of Wales's Foundation for Integrated Health in the wake of a fraud investigation. Describing its mission as "to take forward the vision of HRH the Prince of Wales" and originally called "The College of Integrated Health",[64] several commentators, writing in The Guardian, The British Medical Journal and in the blogosphere, say this organisation is simply a re-branding of the Foundation.[65][66] It continues to act as an alternative medicine lobby group.[64][67] The college has been referred to as "Hamlet without the Prince".[67]

Personal life

Hain lives in Resolven in the Neath Valley.[citation needed] He married his first wife Patricia Western in 1975, and they have two sons. In June 2003, he married his second wife, Welsh businesswoman,[68] Elizabeth Haywood, in Neath Register Office.[69]



  1. ^ a b "Profile: Peter Hain". 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ Moss, Stephen (15 February 2007). "We did what we had to. We couldn't walk away". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Peter Hain: the making of a 'traitor'". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ Barron, Chris (15 September 2019). "Adelaine Hain: Activist who dared to salute Nelson Mandela in court 1927-2019". Sunday Times (South Africa).
  5. ^ "Out of Africa". Daily Telegraph. 24 February 2002. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  6. ^ "The Complete University Guide – Queen Mary, University of London". Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ "New Welsh Secretary is University of Sussex graduate" (Press release). University of Sussex. 25 October 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  8. ^ Woodward, Will (22 January 2009). "Profile: Peter Hain". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Has Hain's activist past helped save his job?". The First Post. 14 January 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery". BBC. 9 April 1976. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  11. ^ Sabbagh, Dan (15 August 2018). "Anti-Nazi League founders call for new national campaign". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  12. ^ Robert Booth and Helen Pidd (26 February 2014). "Lobbying by paedophile campaign revealed". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009.
  13. ^ "UK General Election results June 1983". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resource. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  14. ^ "UK General Election results June 1987". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resource. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  15. ^ a b c "Peter Hain:Electoral history and profile". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  16. ^ Philip Webster (13 May 2012). "Hain in "The Times"". The Times.
  17. ^ "Mugabe vs the 'arrogant little fellows'". BBC News. 26 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 September 2002.
  18. ^ Kite, Melissa (26 September 2004). "Hain apologises after calling Iraq 'fringe issue'". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  19. ^ Guardian Staff (21 February 2007). "How Labour's contenders see the war". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  20. ^ Kevin Toolis (10 February 2001). "Hain's world". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Privy Counsellors". Privy Council Office. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Gibraltar agreement draws closer". ABC. 30 June 2002. Archived from the original on 17 September 2002.
  23. ^ "Hain accused of playing politics with terror". The Guardian. Press Association. 24 November 2004.
  24. ^ Andrew Grice (25 January 2008). "A passionate man pays the price of a chaotic campaign". The Independent. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  25. ^ "MONEY BOX transcript" (PDF). BBC. 7 December 2007. p. 4. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  26. ^ Martin Bright and John Kampfner (22 January 2007). "Deputy leader interviews: Peter Hain". New Statesman. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2007.
  27. ^ "Harman elected as Deputy Leader". Times Online. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009.
  28. ^ a b c d Patrick Wintour and David Henke (10 January 2008). "Hain failed to declare £100,000 of donations". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  29. ^ "FactCheck: Is Hain's 'think tank' for real?". Channel 4 news. 11 January 2008. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  30. ^ a b "Defiant Hain 'to get on with job'". BBC News. 12 January 2008. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  31. ^ "Hain quits jobs 'to clear name'". BBC News. 24 January 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  32. ^ Alex Barker and Jim Pickard (14 January 2008). "Inquiry launched into Hain donations". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009.
  33. ^ "Hain donations file handed to CPS". BBC News. 2 July 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
  34. ^ "CPS decides no charges for Peter Hain MP". Crown Prosecution Service. 5 December 2008. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2008. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  35. ^ "Hain not charged over donations". BBC News. 5 December 2008. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
  36. ^ a b "Peter Hain quits: Ex-Wales and Northern Ireland secretary leaves shadow cabinet". BBC News. 14 May 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  37. ^ Batty, David (23 April 2011). "Put aside contempt for Nick Clegg in AV referendum, says Peter Hain". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  38. ^ "Attorney General obtains leave to bring contempt proceedings against Peter Hain MP". Attorney General for Northern Ireland. 27 March 2012. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  39. ^ a b "Peter Hain faces contempt of court charge over book". BBC News. 27 March 2012. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012.
  40. ^ "Peter Hain prosecution: silliness in court". The Guardian. 22 April 2012. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012.
  41. ^ "Hain contempt case to be heard in court". The News Letter. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012.
  42. ^ "Contempt case against Peter Hain to begin in Belfast". BBC News. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012.
  43. ^ "Peter Hain faces contempt case over book's criticism of judge". The Guardian. Press Association. 27 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012.
  44. ^ "Peter Hain's lawyer questions if legal action lawful". BBC News. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012.
  45. ^ "Contempt case against Peter Hain MP dropped". BBC News. 17 May 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  46. ^ "Hain to stand down in 2015". PoliticsHome. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  47. ^ "Dissolution Peerages 2015". Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  48. ^ "Radical reform of the House of Lords is vital – that's why I'm glad to be a member | Peter Hain". The Guardian. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  49. ^ "No. 61393". The London Gazette. 28 October 2015. p. 21142.
  50. ^ "LFI Supporters in Parliament". Labour Friends of Israel. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  51. ^ Thamm, Marianne (5 November 2017). "Who is Lord Peter Hain and why are Zupta bots trolling him?". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  52. ^ Elgot, Jessica (25 October 2018). "Sir Philip Green named as man at centre of 'UK #MeToo scandal'". The Guardian.
  53. ^ "Peer who exposed Philip Green revealed to work for law firm used by Daily Telegraph". The Independent. 26 October 2018. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022.
  54. ^ "Green hits back at Hain for injunction breach". BBC News. 27 October 2018.
  55. ^ "Home".
  56. ^ a b "Act of Union Bill [HL] 2017-19 — UK Parliament".
  57. ^ D'Arcy, Mark (15 December 2019). "Ten names to keep an eye on in Parliament". BBC News.
  58. ^ a b Hain, Peter (July/August 2000). "Rediscovering our libertarian roots". Chartist. Archived 21 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  59. ^ Hain, Peter (1995). Ayes to the Left: A Future for Socialism. Lawrence and Wishart. ISBN 978-0-85315-832-5.
  60. ^ Evans, Bethan (9 September 2012). "Barrage bid to be looked at – again". The Weston & Somerset Mercury. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  61. ^ Brian Meechan (26 March 2014). "Severn Barrage: Chief quits to set up rival firm". BBC. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  62. ^ "Severn Barrage backers close in on 10m initial fundraising target". Wales Online. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  63. ^ "Profile on College of Medicine site". 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011.
  64. ^ a b David Colquhoun (25 July 2010). "Buckinghamgate: the new "College of Medicine" arising from the ashes of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health". DC's Improbable Science.
  65. ^ David Colquhoun (29 October 2010). "Don't be deceived. The new "College of Medicine" is a fraud and delusion".
  66. ^ Ian Sample (2 August 2010). "College of Medicine born from ashes of Prince Charles's holistic health charity". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010.
  67. ^ a b Nigel Hawkes (2010). "Prince's foundation metamorphoses into new College of Medicine". The British Medical Journal. 341: 6126. doi:10.1136/bmj.c6126. S2CID 72649598.
  68. ^ "Dr Elizabeth Haywood". Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  69. ^ "Peter Hain". BBC Wales. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byDonald Coleman Member of Parliamentfor Neath 19912015 Succeeded byChristina Rees Political offices Preceded byKeith Vaz Minister of State for Europe 2001–2002 Succeeded byDenis MacShane Preceded byPaul Murphy Secretary of State for Wales 2002–2008 Succeeded byPaul Murphy Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2005–2007 Succeeded byShaun Woodward Preceded byJohn Reid Leader of the House of Commons 2003–2005 Succeeded byGeoff Hoon Preceded byThe Lord Williams of Mostyn Lord Privy Seal 2003–2005 Preceded byJohn Hutton Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2007–2008 Succeeded byJames Purnell Preceded byPaul Murphy Secretary of State for Wales 2009–2010 Succeeded byCheryl Gillan Preceded byCheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 2010–2012 Succeeded byOwen Smith Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom Preceded byThe Lord Livermore GentlemenBaron Hain Followed byThe Lord Watts