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James Callaghan (born January 28, 1927) is a British Labour politician. He has the distinction of having the same name as his contemporary, more famous colleague, James Callaghan.

He was educated at Manchester and London universities, and he worked as a lecturer in art at St John's College, Manchester, before entering Parliament.

At the February 1974 general election, he was elected Member of Parliament for Middleton and Prestwich, and he served this constituency and its successor, Heywood and Middleton, until 1997. He was a member of various House of Commons Select Committees – on Transport, on the Cardiff Barrage scheme, and on Education, Science & the Arts.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alan Haselhurst
Member of Parliament for Middleton and Prestwich
Feb. 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton
Succeeded by
Jim Dobbin


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