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Jack Ashley, Lord Ashley of Stoke was a British politician. He was a Labour Member of Parliament in the House of Commons for Stoke-on-Trent South for 26 years, from 1966 to 1992, and subsequently sat in the House of Lords. He was a long-time campaigner for disabled people.

He was born in Widnes in 1922 and left school at 14 to work in the chemical process industry. He became a crane driver, was a shop steward in the Chemical Workers' Union, served in the Army in the Second World War and then won a scholarship to study at Ruskin College, where he received a Diploma in Economics and Political Science in 1948. He continued his studies at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

He served on Widnes Borough Council as a councillor from 1946 and he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-On-Trent South at the 1966 general election.

At the age of 45, he became profoundly deaf. He became a tireless campaigner for the disabled, especially the deaf and blind.

He retired from the House of Commons at the 1992 general election and was made a life peer as Lord Ashley of Stoke, of Widnes in the County of Cheshire, in the same year.

He died in 2012 aged 89.

In 1995 the School Council of the then Greenfield School voted to change the name of the school to Ashley School in honour of Jack, a son of Widnes who was very proud of his origins. This was in recognition of his work on behalf of people with disabilities. He took a close interest in the school and regularly invited School Council to visit Parliament and to hold their Annual General Meeting with him. Jack was very supportive of Ashley High School and took pride in all that they achieved.