Peter Crampton MEP

Scope and Content

Subject and constituent files for MEP Peter Crampton covering his period in office 1989-1999.

The material is primarily in English but with some documents in German, Greek, French, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Dutch and Italian.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born on 10 June 1932 in Blackpool and educated at Nottingham University and Birmingham University, Peter Crampton followed his father into teaching. After teaching in Coventry, Birmingham and Uganda he took up a lectureship at Hull College of Higher Education, in 1989 he became MEP for Humberside and spent ten years in the post. Crampton played a key role in nuclear disarmament and was Chairman of the European Nuclear Disarmament Campaign from 1984-1986. He was devoted to Human Rights issues and championed Humberside's fishing and farming industries. He passed away on the 12 July 2011.


U DCN/1 Contents and list of engagements

U DCN/2-55 Subject files

U DCN/56-77 Individual constituents' case files

U DCN/78-108 Subject files

U DCN/109 Press Releases

U DCN/110 British Fisherman's Association Compensation Claim

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader. U DCN/56-77 contains personal sensitive information and are not available for public inspection for 75 years. This is in accordance with Section 1 (Principles 1, 2 and 7) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Custodial History

Deposited by Peter Crampton, 3 Aug 1999 [U DCN/1-108] and 9 Jan 2008 [U DCN/109-110]

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Papers of Chris Mullin MP [U DMU]

Papers of Eric Lubbock MP, 4th Baron Avebury [U DML]

Papers of J. Kevin McNamara MP [U DMC]

Papers of Sir Patrick Cormack MP [U DPK]