Frank Hooley

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Frank Oswald Hooley (30 November 1923 – 21 January 2015[1]) was an English Labour Party politician.

Political career[edit]

Hooley contested Skipton at the 1959 General Election, finishing second. He first stood for the Sheffield Heeley seat in 1964, but was beaten by the Conservative Peter Roberts.

With the campaign slogan "Hooley for Heeley", he won Sheffield Heeley at the 1966 general election, the first Labour Party candidate to win this seat since its creation in 1950. However, at the 1970 general election he lost the seat to the Conservative John Deane Spence by 713 votes. He regained the seat at the February 1974 election and held it until 1983 general election, when he stood unsuccessfully in the Conservative stronghold of Stratford-on-Avon.

Meg Munn, who won Sheffield Heeley in 2001, is the daughter of Hooley's campaign manager at the 1966 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HOOLEY Frank : Obituary". Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Roberts
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley
19661970
Succeeded by
John Spence
Preceded by
John Spence
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley
Feb 19741983
Succeeded by
Bill Michie