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
Records of Frank Hooley MP
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DMH
- Dates of Creation1948-1970
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 linear metres
Scope and Content
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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Donated by Frank Hooley in 1971