Fred Silvester

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For the organist and composer, see Frederick C. Silvester.

Frederick John Silvester (born 20 September 1933)[1] is a retired British Conservative Party politician.

Silvester was educated at Sir George Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.[citation needed] He became a barrister, was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1957, and was an advertising executive.[citation needed] He served as a councillor on Walthamstow Borough Council 1961-64.[citation needed]

Silvester contested the Walthamstow West parliamentary constituency in 1966; he was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) at the Walthamstow West by-election in 1967,[1] but lost the seat at the 1970 general election.[2] He was returned to Parliament at the February 1974 general election as MP for Manchester Withington,[3] and held that seat[4] but he was defeated at the 1987 general election by Labour's Keith Bradley.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "W", part 1". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "UK General Election results 1970". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "UK General Election results February 1974". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "W", part 4". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "UK General Election results 1987". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Redhead
Member of Parliament for Walthamstow West
19671970
Succeeded by
Eric Deakins
Preceded by
Sir Robert Cary, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington
Feb 19741987
Succeeded by
Keith Bradley