Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Phillip Whitehead, 1937-2005

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Phillip Whitehead, 1937-2005

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A crusading journalist and maker of current affairs documentaries, an MP with a deep commitment to tackling the most challenging social problems, and a hardworking MEP dedicated to keeping Britain (and the Labour Party) in Europe, Phillip Whitehead, who died on New Year's Eve at the age of 68, has been warmly remembered in the obituary pages of recent days. His crowded curriculum vitae also included a long and important association with this magazine, including five years as chairman of the New Statesman and Nation Publishing Company.

The connection grew organically--he contributed articles, then he attended editorial meetings, then he joined the board and, in December 1985, became chairman. He remained in that post until September 1990 and afterwards served for several years as a trustee.

The later 1980s, as some readers will recall, were difficult and occasionally turbulent times for the New Statesman (as they were for the Labour Party and for the left as a whole) and it is no surprise that the recollections of those involved can be hard to reconcile. …

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