George Jeger

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George Jeger (19 March 1903 – 6 January 1971) was a British Labour Party politician. He was Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1945 to 1950 (which after his term formed a safe seat for the Conservative Party until 1997), and achieving candidature for a more promising majority seat was immediately after elected as the MP for Goole from 1950, which he held until his death in 1971. He previously worked as a bank official and a freelance journalist,[1][2] and served as a member of Shoreditch Borough Council from 1926 to 1940, and Mayor of Shoreditch from 1937 to 1938.[3]

He was the brother of Santo Jeger, brother-in-law of Lena Jeger, and father of Jenny Jeger.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Labour Hopes at Walsall". The Manchester Guardian. 8 November 1938. 
  2. ^ "A Mixed Political History". The Manchester Guardian. 12 August 1938. 
  3. ^ "Jeger, George". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U156112. Retrieved 4 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Mandelson, Peter (5 September 1997). "Obituary: Jenny Jeger: A rock of Labour". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Jenny Jeger". The Times. 10 September 1997. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerald Palmer
Member of Parliament for Winchester
Succeeded by
Peter Smithers
New constituency Member of Parliament for Goole
Succeeded by
Edmund Marshall