Skip to main content

Archive of Derek Enright


  • How to

The archive comprises correspondence and papers concerning European Economic Community fact-finding tours of Namibia; correspondence and papers concerning European Parliament Election, 1979; and miscellaneous correspondence and papers.


  • Creation: 1979-1985


0.6 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7194, fols. 1-2],

Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 7194-7197

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12038


Correspondence and papers of Derek Enright (1935-95), Labour MEP.

Biographical / Historical

After serving as a secondary school teacher, 1959-79, Derek Enright successfully stood as Labour candidate for Leeds in the first European Parliament election, 1979. He acted as Labour spokesman for third world affairs and womens' rights in the European Parliament, 1979-84. He was appointed by the European Economic Community (EEC) Development and Co-operation committee to compile a report on the future of EEC economic and commercial relations with Namibia, 1984-5. In 1984, Enright unsuccessfully contested the Kent East seat in the European Parliament election. He went on to serve as EEC delegate to Guinea Bissau, 1985-7 and as Special Advisor to the EEC on The Third World, 1988-91. He was elected MP for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1991. He died in 1995. See Who Was Who.


Material is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The archive was previously deposited at Wadham College, Oxford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs Enright, 2000.

Catalogue of the archive of Derek Enright, 1979-85
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Neely
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom