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Harvey William Hinds (29 August 1900 - 1 September 1980) was a Church of England clergyman and Labour Party politician.

Born in Worcestershire, he trained at Westcott House theological college, Cambridge. He moved to London, and from 1944-58 he was assistant missioner at Charterhouse Public School Mission in Bermondsey, and then warden of the Wellington College Mission in East Lane, Walworth. In 1958 he became rector of St Peter's, Walworth. He was made an honorary canon of Southwark Cathedral in 1969. He grew frustrated with the church's inability to address social issues and left the priesthood in 1972.

In 1960 he was elected to Southwark Borough Council. In 1967 he became a member of the Greater London Council representing Southwark from 1967-73 and Peckham from 1973 until the council's abolition in 1986. He was vice-chairman (1967-70) and then chairman (1970-77) of the schools committee of the Inner London Education Authority.

He was chairman of the Greater London Council in 1983-84.

He was a member of the South Bank Theatre board and the Port of London Authority.

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