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Derek Hatton (born 1948 in Liverpool), is a politician in England.
Hatton was a member of the Labour Party and the high-profile deputy leader of Liverpool City Council in the 1980s. He was expelled in 1986 for belonging to the Militant Tendency, an entryist faction in the Labour Party promoting Trotskyism. The National Executive Committee of the party voted to expel him by 12 votes to 6, the move being a policy aim of Neil Kinnock. Hatton's name become synonymous with the left-wing grouping believed by many to have ruined Labour's chances of electoral success under Kinnock.
After his expulsion from the party, Hatton pursued a career in the media, presenting a show on Talk Sport, and appearing on such programmes as Have I Got News For You. He even began modelling menswear.
He presented the lunchtime phone-in on 105.4 Century FM when it launched in 1998, titled "The Degsy Debate". The BBC2 fly-on-the-wall documentary Trouble at the Top followed the station's launch, and Hatton's training.
The darker side of Hatton’s reign was alluded to in the Alan Bleasdale drama G.B.H. shown on Channel 4 in 1991.
Derek Hatton is now Chairman of the new media company Rippleffect.