Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett

British politician (1923-2014)

Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, PC (14 October 1923 – 1 November 2014), was a Labour Party politician. As Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the late 1970s, he created the Barnett Formula that fixed the amount of public spending in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Lord Barnett

Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
5 March 1974 – 4 May 1979
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded byTom Boardman
Succeeded byJohn Biffen
Member of Parliament
for Heywood and Royton
In office
15 October 1964 – 9 June 1983
Preceded byTony Leavey
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Personal details
Born(1923-10-14)14 October 1923
Died1 November 2014(2014-11-01) (aged 91)
Manchester, England
Political partyLabour

Barnett died in Manchester, England, aged 91.[1]