Frank Judd, Baron Judd

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Judd
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
21 February 1977 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by David Owen
Succeeded by Peter Blaker
Minister for Overseas Development
In office
21 December 1976 – 21 February 1977
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by Reginald Prentice
Succeeded by Judith Hart
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Overseas Development
In office
14 April 1976 – 21 December 1976
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by John Grant
Succeeded by John Tomlinson
Under-Secretary of State for the Navy
In office
8 March 1974 – 14 April 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Antony Buck
Succeeded by Patrick Duffy
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth North
Portsmouth West (1966–1974)
In office
31 March 1966 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by Terence Clarke
Succeeded by Peter Griffiths
Personal details
Born Frank Ashcroft Judd
(1935-03-28)28 March 1935
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater City of London School
London School of Economics

Frank Ashcroft Judd, Baron Judd (born March 28 1935) is a British Labour Party politician.

Judd was educated at the City of London School and the London School of Economics. He became Secretary-General of International Voluntary Service GB, a member of the executive committee of the National Peace Council and chairman of the UK National Youth Committee of Freedom from Hunger.

Judd contested Sutton and Cheam in 1959 (where his mother Helen had been the Labour candidate in 1945) and Portsmouth West in 1964. He was Member of Parliament for Portsmouth West from 1966 to 1974, and after boundary changes, for Portsmouth North from 1974 to 1979, when he lost his seat to the Conservative Peter Griffiths.

Judd was a junior minister for the Royal Navy (1974–1976), Minister for Overseas Development (1976–1977), and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1977 to 1979. Director of Oxfam (1985–91), Judd was made a life peer on 10 June 1991 with the title Baron Judd, of Portsea in the County of Hampshire.[1] In the Lords he is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Lord Judd was member of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1997 to 2005, where he became rapporteur on Chechnya and visited Grozny several times.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Terence Clarke
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth West
1966February 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North
February 19741979
Succeeded by
Peter Griffiths
Party political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Lester
Chairman of the Fabian Society
1973 – 1974
Succeeded by
Nicholas Bosanquet
Political offices
Preceded by
Reg Prentice
Minister for Overseas Development
Succeeded by
Judith Hart