Eric Fletcher, Baron Fletcher
Fletcher was the son of a former town clerk of Islington. He studied at Radley College and the University of London and became a solicitor, specialising in international law. He was deputy chairman of the Associated British Picture Corporation.
Fletcher was elected onto the London County Council for Islington South, serving 1934-49. At the 1945 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington East, defeating the Conservative Party feminist MP Thelma Cazalet-Keir. In Harold Wilson's first government, he served from 1964 to 1966 as Minister without Portfolio, House of Commons spokesman for the Lord Chancellor's Department and then Deputy Speaker.
Fletcher also served as a member of the Church Assembly, 1962 and as a member of the Senate of the University of London and governor of Birkbeck College and the London School of Economics. He was Knighted in 1964, And appointed to the Privy Council in 1967.
- London Gazette no. 43501. p.10115
- London Gazette no. 45147. p. 7673
- The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Eric Fletcher
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