Bowen Wells

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Bowen Wells
Member of Parliament
for Hertford and Stortford
Hertford and Stevenage (1979-1983)
In office
3 May 1979 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Shirley Williams
Succeeded by Mark Prisk
Personal details
Born (1935-08-04) 4 August 1935 (age 81)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Petrie Bowen Wells (born 4 August 1935), known as Bowen Wells, is a retired Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.


Wells was educated at St Paul's, the University of Exeter, and Regent Street Polytechnic.

Member of Parliament[edit]

He served as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertford and Stevenage from 1979 (defeating Shirley Williams- Labour) to 1983, and after boundary changes, for Hertford and Stortford from 1983 until 2001 when he retired.

Notable positions held during office include:

Non-Political Career[edit]

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, National Service 1954-56
School Master, Colet Court, London 1956-57
Trainee, British Aluminium Company 1957-58
Senior Executive Commonwealth Development Corporation 1961-74
Owner/Manager, Substation Group Services Ltd 1974-79

Wells is married with two sons, Adam and Simon Bowen, and resides in the South of England.

Wells famously lent his name to the Bowen Wells Appreciation Crew of Keble College, Oxford.[citation needed]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Shirley Williams
Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stevenage
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford
Succeeded by
Mark Prisk