Jim Pawsey

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James Francis Pawsey (born 21 August 1933) is a retired English Conservative politician. He was educated at Coventry Technical School and Coventry Technical College. (Both later merged into City College Coventry.)

Pawsey was a local councillor in Warwickshire from 1965 to 1979, Member of Parliament for Rugby from 1979 to 1983 and then for Rugby and Kenilworth from 1983 to 1997, when he lost the seat in the general election to Labour's Andy King.[citation needed]

His son, Mark Pawsey, was elected Member of Parliament for the new constituency of Rugby at the 2010 general election.


  • Times Guide to the House of Commons. Times Newspapers Ltd. 1997. ISBN 9780723009566. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William George Price
Member of Parliament for Rugby
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Rugby and Kenilworth
Succeeded by
Andy King