About Hugh Bayley
I was elected as MP for York in April 1992 and live in York with my wife, Fenella. Our two children, Elli and Ben went to local schools – St Paul’s Nursery, Fishergate Primary and Fulford comprehensive schools.
I studied for my first degree at Bristol University, and did a postgraduate degree at the University of York. My first job was with the trade union NALGO, where I negotiated pay and conditions of employment for nurses, ambulance officers and other health service staff.
After seven years at NALGO, I set up the International Broadcasting Trust in 1982, and made films about the environment and international development issues for Channel 4 and other TV stations. I was also a member of the Executive Committee and National Committee of the Anti-Apartheid Movement at this time, and from 1973-1986, was Vice-Chair of its trade union committee and Chair of its local authority network.
Before I became an MP, I worked at the University of York as a lecturer in Social Policy and later I became a research fellow in Health Economics. I was a member of York Health Authority from 1987-1990.
You can find out about the work that I do in Parliament as MP for York Central here.