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Israel Maurice Edelman (2 March 1911 – 14 December 1975) was a Wales-born British Labour Party politician and novelist who represented Coventry constituencies in the House of Commons for over 30 years.
Maurice Edelman was born in Cardiff in 1911. His parents came to Wales in 1905, escaping the pogroms in Tsarist Russia and Poland. He was educated at Cardiff High School and Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the plywood industry in 1931 as a company director.
Political Career and Death
At the 1945 election Edelman was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry West. In 1950, he won in the new seat of Coventry North. He was a vice-chairman of the British Council and chairman of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Committee.
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1945 – 1950
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1950 – February 1974
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February 1974 – 1976
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