Joseph Harper (English politician)

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Joseph Harper (17 March 1914 – 24 June 1978) was a Labour Party politician in Great Britain.

He was elected as the Member of Parliament MP for Pontefract at a by-election in 1962. He was MP for the constituency and then Pontefract and Castleford (UK Parliament constituency) until he died in office at the age of 64. At the by-election held after his death, the seat was held for Labour by Geoffrey Lofthouse.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Oscar Sylvester
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1962Feb 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Pontefract and Castleford
Feb 19741978
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Lofthouse
Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Clegg
Comptroller of the Household
1974–1978
Succeeded by
James Hamilton