Peter George Beazley CBE (9 June 1922 – 23 December 2004) was a British businessman and politician, who worked for Imperial Chemical Industries for over thirty years. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Imperial Chemical Industries ( ICI) is a British chemical subsidiary of a Dutch conglomerate and one of the largest chemical producers He went on to serve for fifteen years as a Member of the European Parliament for the Conservative Party. A Member of the European Parliament ( English abbreviation MEP) is a member of the European Union 's legislative body the European Parliament. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom.
Beazley was educated at Highgate School, and then went up to St John's College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate (Highgate School is a British Independent School in London England __FORCETOC__ St John's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the In 1942, on leaving Oxford during the Second World War, he joined the Rifle Brigade, with whom he served in North Africa, Italy and Austria. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own was a regiment of the British Army, and the first to use Military camouflage. He reached the rank of Captain.
Demobilised in 1947, Beazley then joined Imperial Chemical Industries as a Manager. Imperial Chemical Industries ( ICI) is a British chemical subsidiary of a Dutch conglomerate and one of the largest chemical producers In his early career with the company he was often stationed abroad, inGermany for seven years, and also in Portugal, Belgium and South Africa. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa He was promoted to be a General Manager, a divisional board director and eventually Vice Chairman of the company. He was also a Managing Director of some of ICI's associated companies. Due to his foreign travels Beazley had learned to speak four foreign languages well. He was a Research Fellow of the Royal Institution of International Affairs in 1977-78. Chatham House, formally known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a Non-profit, Non-governmental organization based in London
In 1978 Beazley retired from ICI, having been selected as Conservative Party candidate for Bedfordshire for the European Parliament. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. The European Parliament ( Europarl or EP) is the only directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU This constituency was considered a marginal before the election, as it included Labour-voting towns such as Luton and Bedford as well as Hemel Hempstead. Luton ( is a large town in the east of England, 32 miles (51 kilometres north of London. Bedford is the County town of Bedfordshire, England. It is a large town and the administrative centre for the Bedford borough Hemel Hempstead is a Town in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom with a Population of 81143 at the United Kingdom Census However, with the help of the collapse in the Labour vote at the European Parliament election, Beazley won with a majority of 53,600. England Scotland and Wales Source UK Office of the European Parliament Note percentages are approximate Northern Ireland
Beazley concentrated on the European Union's impact on business, trying to provide business with information on legislation and regulations being proposed in Brussels. In January 1981 he opposed a call for the Ireland national rugby union team to cancel a tour of South Africa on the grounds that multiracial Rugby was practised throughout South Africa. The Ireland rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in Rugby union, which is a popular sport throughout both the Republic of Ireland and Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short He was part of the Bureau of the European Democratic Group, responsible for guiding the political leadership of the group, in 1982-83.
After boundary changes, Beazley was re-elected for Bedfordshire South in the 1984 European Parliament election. England Scotland and Wales Source UK Office of the European Parliament Note percentages are approximate Constituency Results At the same election, his son Christopher Beazley was elected as MEP for Cornwall and Plymouth. Christopher John Pridham Beazley (born 5 September 1952 in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex) is a British politician Beazley was put on the powerful Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy Committee and served as Vice-Chairman from 1984 to 1989. At the 1989 election his majority was cut to 2,977. England Scotland and Wales Source UK Office of the European Parliament Note percentages are approximate Northern Ireland
Beazley maintained his support for European integration when opinion within the Conservative Party began to grow sceptical in the early 1990s. He complained that those critical of European Union decision-making often forgot that the European Parliament scrutinised all legislation through committees which could call experts to give evidence about their effects. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in At the age of 70, Beazley announced in 1993 that he would stand down at the next election; that year he received the CBE. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. In his last few weeks in office, Beazley worked to stop a European Commission proposal to ban the sale of motorbikes with over 100brake horsepower. The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive branch of the European Union. MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records.
The former junior Health Minister Edwina Currie was selected to follow him but lost the seat to Labour in the 1994 elections. Edwina Currie Jones née Cohen (born 13 October 1946) is a former British Member of Parliament. England Scotland and Wales Sources * UK Office of the European Parliament * United Kingdom election results Note Percentages are approximate After the election Beazley ruefully observed "They told us it would be a doddle with Edwina".