|Member of Parliament
for the Vale of Glamorgan
9 April 1992 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||John Smith|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
23 April 1949 |
|Spouse(s)||Nuala Kennan; 3 children|
Member of Parliament
In 1992, Sweeney was elected MP for the Vale of Glamorgan by just 19 votes, defeating Labour's John Smith who had won the seat in a 1989 by-election. In the 1997 Labour landslide, however, Sweeney lost the seat back to Smith.
Haltemprice and Howden Election
In 2008 Sweeney, a member of the executive committee of The Freedom Association, made a surprise political re-appearance, standing as an Independent against the Conservative candidate in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election.
Sweeney lives in Beverley, Yorkshire, with his wife and his three daughters, one of which recently began attending Durham university. Walter Sweeney and runs a 5* Bed and Breakfast, while also working as a solicitor at a law firm in Hull.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1997
- Walter Sweeney: election profile
- Michael Gove reports on the 1993 London Gay Pride March. BBC. 20 June 1993.
- "Total Politics - Where are they Now? - Walter Sweeney". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Paul Linford - Sweeney Rides Again". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Crick on Politics - Tories in rumpus at who should fight John Prescott". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Vale of Glamorgan
1992 – 1997