Walter Sweeney

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Walter Sweeney
Member of Parliament
for the Vale of Glamorgan
In office
9 April 1992 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by John Smith
Succeeded by John Smith
Personal details
Born (1949-04-23) 23 April 1949 (age 65)
Ireland[clarification needed]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Nuala Kennan; 3 children
Profession Solicitor

Walter Edward Sweeney (born 23 April 1949) is a British Conservative politician.

Member of Parliament[edit]

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.[1][2]

Haltemprice and Howden Election[edit]

In 2008 Sweeney, a member of the executive committee of The Freedom Association,[3] made a surprise political re-appearance,[4] 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.

Sweeney stood in the election for Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside as an Independent. [5] He finished sixth with 5,118 votes (3.83% of the total).



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Smith
Member of Parliament for Vale of Glamorgan
Succeeded by
John Smith