Harold Gurden

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Sir Harold Edward Gurden (28 June 1903 – 27 April 1989) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Gurden was educated in Birmingham at Lyttelton School and Birmingham University. He married Lucy Isabella, née Izon, on 16 April 1929. He became a technician in the dairy and food industries, and was founder-president of the Birmingham and District Dairymen's Association (1947–1950) and chairman of the Society of Dairy Technology (Midland Division). He was sometime President of the RSPCA.

Gurden served as a councillor on Birmingham City Council from 1946 to 1956, representing the ward of Selly Oak.

He was Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak from May 1955 to October 1974, when he lost the seat to Labour's Thomas Litterick.

Gurden was one of the first MPs to join the Conservative Monday Club.

He was knighted in the 1983 Birthday Honours.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak
1955Oct 1974
Succeeded by
Tom Litterick