Mr Bob Mellish, the Chief Whip. and four of thy other Whips to he appointed bs the
new Government are Catholics. as is Mr. Brian O'Malley. the tsLinister of Slate for Health and Social Security.
Three of the Whips, who en. joy the title ()I' Lord Commissioners to the Treasury and a salary of f4,00n in addition to their Parliamentary allowance of £3,000, are: Mr James Dunn, Member for Liverpool, Kiikdale: Mr James Hamilton, Member for Bothwell, and Mr Thomas Pendry. Member for Stalybridge and Hyde. The fourth. Mr Thomas Cox, M e m be r for Wandsworth, Tooting, is Assistant Whip.
Mr James Dunn, aged 48, is one of the hest known in Catholic circles for the active part he has played in demonstrations against the
He w as first elected MP in 1964 and \%iiis 'four years a
member of the Justice and Peace Commission. His majority in this election increased bx er a third to 6,525.
Mr Brian O'Malley, aged 44. Opposition spokesman on Pen
sions and Social Security in the last Parliament. was Linder Secretary for Health and Social .Security for a year in the last Labour Government, a former leacher and lecturer, he was for a time branch secretary of the Musicians' Union.
Lor41 Windlesham. aged 41. has been appointed Leader of the Opposition 111 the House of Lords. In the last Government he served or a time as Minister of State for Northern Ireland. and last year succeeded Lord Jellicoe as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
He is the onh Catholic in the Shadow Cahinet. and was educated at Ampleforth and
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