Jack Diamond, former Labour MP for Manchester Blackley and Gloucester – and sometime Leader of the SDP Peers, died in January 2004 aged 96.
In the landslide of 1945, he won a seat in Parliament for Manchester Blackley – a seat he lost in 1951. In 1957, he came back to the Commons in a by-election at Gloucester. Before losing his seat in 1970 he served as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Wilson’s government. He was made a Life Peer in the Prime Minister’s resignation honours list.