Gwyn Prosser

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Gwyn Prosser
Gwyn Prosser
Member of Parliament
for Dover
In office
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by David Shaw
Succeeded by Charlie Elphicke
Personal details
Born (1943-04-27) 27 April 1943 (age 73)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Gwynfor Matthews Prosser (born 27 April 1943) is a British Labour Party politician, who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Dover from the 1997 to 2010 general elections.

Early life and education[edit]

Prosser was born in 1943 in Swansea. He went to Dunvant Secondary Modern School, then to Swansea Technical School. At Swansea Technical College he got a National Diploma in mechanical engineering.

Career in naval engineering[edit]

He began his career in engineering as a Merchant Navy cadet engineer, from 1960-4, then worked as a seagoing engineer for BP from 1964-7, and Blue Funnel Line from 1967-71. He was chief engineer for BR Shipping from 1971-4 (during which period he married), then a test and guarantee engineer for John Kincaid of Greenock from 1974-77. He was a port engineer for Aramco in Saudi Arabia from 1977-8, then chief engineer for Anscar from 1978-9, and Sealink Ferries from Dover from 1979-92.

Career in politics[edit]

In 1987 Prosser was elected to Dover District Council, and was also a Kent County Councillor. From 1993 to 1996 he was a social survey interviewer for the British Civil Service. In May 1997 he was elected Member of Parliament for Dover.

Prosser lost his seat in the 2010 general election to Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative candidate.

Personal life[edit]

He married in 1972. He and his wife have one son and two daughters.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Shaw
Member of Parliament for Dover
Succeeded by
Charlie Elphicke