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Kinnock

Neil (Gordon). born 1942, British Labour politician, born in Wales; leader of the Labour Party (1983--92); a European commissioner from 1994 and vice-president of the European Commission (1999--2004)
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Mr Kinnock would have been entitled to [pounds sterling]76,234 in pay but was warned there are a "lot of costs which are not borne by the office but which you will incur simply by virtue of being Prime Minister".
Mr Kinnock would have been entitled to PS76,234 in pay, but was warned there are a "lot of costs which are not borne by the office but which you will incur simply by virtue of being Prime Minister".
Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys during the 1992 election campaign
Neil Kinnock was famous for three things - taking on the hard left in the party, falling in the sea during a photo op and hosting a cringeworthy triumphalist Labour shindig before the 1992 General Election which the party lost.
Mr Kinnock, who represents the South Wales seat of Aberavon and is married to former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, heaped praise on Ms Eagle in an interview in the House magazine.
Lord Kinnock insisted there needs to be a "radical restructure of the governance of our country" if the drive for Scottish independence is to be defeated in the long term.
At Cresci's Cafe in Skewen, Kinnock is clearly proud to call himself a socialist and explains how in South Wales the "squeezed middle" includes Port Talbot steelworkers who are fighting pension cuts.
Lord Kinnock, 72, chuckles: "David Cameron probably has more houses than Ed has kitchens.
Following his selection Mr Kinnock, said: "I am delighted to have won the support of the local members as the Labour candidate for Aberavon.
Avid Cardiff fan Kinnock caused a scene by going "bonkers" when he celebrated the Bluebirds' two goals on their way to a 2-1 away win.
For the first time Neil - whose wife Glenys comes from Anglesey - discovers he was not the first Kinnock to have a highquality full-time education as he originally thought.
Neil Kinnock - minutes before the Labour leader was to address the same audience.