James Moorhouse (politician)

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James Moorhouse
James Moorhouse.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for London South
In office
1979–1984
Member of the European Parliament
for London South and Surrey East
In office
1984–1999
Personal details
Born (1924-01-01)1 January 1924
Died 9 January 2014(2014-01-09) (aged 90)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative & Liberal Democrat
Alma mater King's College London
Imperial College London

Cecil James Olaf Moorhouse (1 January 1924 – 6 January 2014) was a British politician and former Member of the European Parliament.[1]

He was educated at St Paul's School, London, King's College London (BSc Eng, 1945) and Imperial College London where here took a diploma in advanced aeronautics.[2] He served as Conservative MEP for London South from 1979–1984, and as Conservative MEP for London South and Surrey East from 1984 until October 1998 when he "defected to the Liberal Democrats after disagreeing with Mr Hague's policy on the euro."[3] He remained in the European Parliament as Liberal Democrat MEP for London South and Surrey East until 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James MOORHOUSE Obituary
  2. ^ Dod's Parliamentary Companion. 1999. 
  3. ^ "MEPs quit 'euro-sceptic' Tory party". BBC News. 19 January 1999. Retrieved 2009-11-15.