George Turner (British politician)

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George Turner
Member of Parliament
for North West Norfolk
In office
1 May 1997 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Henry Bellingham
Succeeded by Henry Bellingham
Personal details
Born (1940-08-09) 9 August 1940 (age 74)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Lesley Duggan
Alma mater Imperial College London, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

George Turner (9 August 1940) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

He went to Laxton Grammar School (now part of Oundle School) on North Street in Oundle. At Imperial College London he gained a BSc in Physics, then obtained a PhD in Physics from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He then become Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of East Anglia.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He contested North West Norfolk in 1992.

He was Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk from 1997 to 2001, when he lost his seat back to Henry Bellingham of the Conservatives, whom he had defeated in 1997.

In the House of Lords on 25 April 2012 it was asserted "Lord Lexden: My Lords, would my noble friend think of reminding Mr Henry Bellingham that he has already experienced the Perceval family's taste for revenge, having been deprived of his Commons seat at the 1997 election by a direct descendant of the assassinated Prime Minister?" Col 1786

Personal life[edit]

He married Lesley Duggan. They have two daughters, a stepson and a stepdaughter.


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Bellingham
Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk
Succeeded by
Henry Bellingham