Arthur Holt (politician)

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This article is about the politician. For the cricketer and footballer, see Arthur Holt (cricketer).

Arthur Frederick Holt (8 August 1914 – 23 August 1995) was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom, and Member of Parliament for thirteen years.

Holt was first elected at the 1951 general election, when he defeated the only other candidate, sitting Labour MP John Lewis. Holt was re-elected in straight contests with Labour at two further general elections, but his share of the vote was halved when the Conservative Party fielded a candidate at the 1964 general elections, and the seat was won by Labour's Gordon Oakes.[1]


  1. ^ See 1959 election results and 1964 election results for Bolton West
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Lewis
Member of Parliament for Bolton West
Succeeded by
Gordon Oakes
Party political offices
Preceded by
Donald Wade
Liberal Chief Whip
Succeeded by
Eric Lubbock
Preceded by
Rhys Lloyd
President of the Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Margaret Wingfield