Roger Gresham Cooke
Cooke joined the British Road Federation as secretary in 1935, later becoming Chairman if its Highways Committee. After the war, in 1946, he was appointed director of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a representational role which he held during a difficult period for the UK economy and motor industry until 1955.
Cooke was Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1955 until his death in 1970. No by-election was held after his death, as the 1970 general election followed only four months later, in which Toby Jessel was elected as Cooke's successor.
His children, Rosalie and Hereward, both followed their father's interest in politics. Rosalie was a Conservative councillor who led South Oxford district council for a decade, and Hereward was the Liberal Democrat deputy leader of Norwich City Council between 2002 and 2006.
A few days before he died Cooke was actively lobbying for Britain's motor racing achievements to be commemorated through a special issue of postage stamps.
- "Marriages", The Times, 19 July 1934, pg. 17
- "Obituaries", The Times, 15 March 1933, pg. 16
- Charles Bulmer (Ed), ed. (7 March 1970). "News: Obituary Mr Roger Gresham Cooke". Motor. No. 3,533. p. 62.
- "Marriages", The Times, 3 September 1934, pg. 15
- Times Online.Obituary: Canon Hereward Cooke. Times Online. 7 January 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Roger Gresham Cooke
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