Former Harlow MP Stan Newens celebrates 90th birthday
Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here / Wed 5th Feb 2020 am29 08:26am
FORMER Harlow MP Stan Newens has celebrated his ninetieth birthday.
Stan Newens was MP for the Epping constituency (which included Harlow) between 1964 and 1970. He was then MP for Harlow between 1974 and 1983. He later went on to be an MEP.
Stan has continued to be involved in political life in Harlow through campaigning for the Labour Party as well as the Harlow Civic Society.
IN 2013, Stan published an autobiography called “In Quest of a Fairer Society”. In 2013, YH editor, Michael Casey sat down with Stan and discussed his life in politics.
Stan Newens was my History teacher in Edith Cavell Secondary school in Dalston, London in the 50’s.Although over 60 years have passed by since then I still remember him telling us how he lost one of his fingers whilst working in the coal mines. I also remember going on a school trip to Italy and Austria with him in 1959.I graduated from the Open University of Israel with B.A. and M.A. degrees.
This is a man who if the white Rhodesians said ' It is our duty to make it clear that the future does not lie with those people' what does he feel about the future he forced on the majority of Rhodesians/Zimbabweans? I wondered if he is proud of his rather naive view of the world Hansard Volume 955: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1978