Edward Fletcher (politician)
Fletcher was educated at Fircroft College, Birmingham, and was a trade union official. He served as a councillor on Newcastle City Council from 1952, and chaired the North-Eastern Association for the Arts.
Fletcher unsuccessfully contested Middlesbrough West for the Labour Party at the 1959 general election. At the 1964 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until his death in 1983, aged 71. He was a member of the Tribune Group and was regarded as being broadly on the left of the Labour Party.
Ted Fletcher Court remains in the Haughton area of Darlington, as a memorial to Fletcher.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1966, 1979 & 1983
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Fletcher
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