|Phillip Whitehead MEP|
1 May 1999 – 31 December 2005
|Succeeded by||Glenis Willmott|
|Born||30 May 1937
Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England
|Died||31 December 2005 (aged 68)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
|Alma mater||Exeter College, Oxford|
|Profession||Politician, Television Producer and Writer|
Whitehead apparently went to Oxford following in his adoptive parents' footsteps as a Conservative. He was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association and the Oxford Union in 1961. However, by the end of his time there he had convinced himself that his true place was in the Labour Party (see ref 1, from Exeter College Register).
He retained a close association with Derbyshire, especially the Bakewell area, throughout his life. He died of a heart attack on New Year's Eve 2005, aged 68 at a hospital in Chesterfield.
Whitehead was a member of several parliamentary committees:
After his defeat at the 1983 general election, Whitehead returned to television as a producer and director. He was also author of several books derived, with the exception of the Fabian Essays, from the television series' he produced:
In 1988 he was MacTaggart Memorial Lecturer at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
On 23 July 2004 he was elected chair of the Parliamentary Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. He was also member of the European Parliament's African, Caribbean and Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly and chair of the European Parliamentary Labour Party.
Whitehead was taken ill on 31 December 2005 and died later that evening in hospital of a heart attack.
A list of EP committees of which Whitehead was a member:
Other professional memberships held by Whitehead:
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Parliament for Derby