Records of Frank Hooley MP

Scope and Content

These files relate to Hooley's period as MP for Sheffield Heeley, for the years 1968-70, and to his work with the United Nations Association

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Oswald Hooley was born in Birmingham in November 1923. He attended Birmingham University, then began a career as an administrator in higher education. He was an Administrative Assistant at the University of Birmingham, 1948-52, and Assistant Registrar and then Senior Assistant Registrar at the University of Sheffield, 1952-66. He contested the Skipton constituency for Labour in 1959 and then Sheffield Heeley in 1964, a seat which he subsequently won in March 1966 and held until June 1970. He then resumed his administrative career as Senior Administrative Assistant at Manchester Polytechnic, 1970-71, and Chief Administrative Officer at Sheffield City College of Education, 1971-74. He was re-elected to Sheffield Heeley in February 1974, and remained MP there until 1983, when he contested and lost Stratford-upon-Avon. He was particularly interested in environmental matters, and foreign affairs, especially in relation to developing countries, and was at one time a member of the executive of the United Nations Association. Frank Hooley died on 21 January 2015.


U DMH/1-6 General correspondence, 1968-1970

U DMH/7-11 Cases, 1968-1970

U DMH/12-19 United Nations Association, 1948-1970

U DMH/20-21 Overseas Aid, 1969-1970

U DMH/22-42 General Topics, 1963-1970

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Other Finding Aids

Entry in Modern political papers subject guide

Conditions Governing Use

Frank Hooley

Custodial History

Donated by Frank Hooley in 1971

Related Material

Later papers are held at Sheffield Archives (Ref MPB) and include correspondence files (1977-1983), case papers (1976-1983 - closed for 50 years) and subject files (1976-1983)