Edward Brown (British politician)

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Sir Edward Joseph Brown, MBE (15 April 1913 – 27 August 1991) was a British Conservative politician.

Brown was educated at Morley College. He became a laboratory technician working with non-ferrous metals. He served as a councillor on Tottenham Borough Council from 1956 to 1962 and as chairman of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations from 1959-60.

Brown contested Stalybridge and Hyde in 1959. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath from 1964 to 1979, preceding Christopher Patten.

In the October 1974 general election, Sir Edward held off a strong challenge from Christopher Mayhew, the Liberal MP for Woolwich East who had defected from the Labour Party. He was knighted for his trade union work before he became an MP.[1]

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  1. ^ "The London Gazette". 7 March 1974. p. 2989. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 

2. http://tinyurl.com/2fcpre6 24 October 2009

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir James Pitman
Member of Parliament for Bath
19641979
Succeeded by
Chris Patten