Short, Clare (1946–)

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Short, Clare (1946–)

English politician and member of Parliament. Name variations: Rt. Hon. Clare Short. Born Clare Short, Feb 15, 1946, in Birmingham, England, of Irish ancestry; attended universities of Keele and Leeds; m. Andrew Moss, 1964 (div. 1971); m. Alex Lyon (MP, 1966–83), 1982 (died 1993).

Representing Labour, elected to House of Commons for Birmingham Ladywood (1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2005); was secretary of state for International Development (1997–2003); wrote An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq, and the Misuse of Power (2004).