Len Murray

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Lionel Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, PC, known as Len Murray (August 2, 1922 - May 20, 2004) was a British Labour politician and union leader.

He was a Trades Union Congress (TUC) employee from 1947, and became assistant general secretary in 1969. He was made General Secretary (leader) of the Trades Union Congress in 1973, and led the group during the time of the Winter of Discontent, and of confrontations with Margaret Thatcher's government.

He retired in 1984, three years early. He had been made a member of the Privy Council in 1976 and was made a life peer in 1985. He died in hospital in 2004 from emphysema and pneumonia.

Preceded by:
Vic Feather
General Secretary of the TUC Succeeded by:
Norman Willis

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