Walter Johnson (politician)

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Walter Hamlet Johnson (21 November 1917 - 12 April 2003) was a British Labour Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in Hertford.

Political career[edit]

Before being elected, Johnson stood several times for Parliament without success. In the 1955 General Election he fought Bristol West, but was defeated by the Conservative Cabinet Minister Walter Mockton. He contested South Bedfordshire in 1959, and a by-election at Acton in 1968 that was one of three Labour seats lost that day (in Johnson's case to the future Cabinet Minister Kenneth Baker).

He was Member of Parliament for Derby South from 1970 to 1983, preceding Margaret Beckett. He was an assistant government whip from 1974 to 1975.

Johnson was part funded by the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association.[1] He was treasurer of that Association from 1965 to 1977.[2]


He died in Haywards Heath aged 85.


  1. ^ Voices of the Association,, accessed September 2009
  2. ^ Malcolm Wallace; Dave Hillam (2003) [1996]. "Treasurers of the Association". Single or Return. TSSA. Retrieved 2007-12-15. [dead link]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Noel-Baker
Member of Parliament for Derby South
Succeeded by
Margaret Beckett