John Ward (Conservative politician)

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Sir John Devereux Ward CBE (8 March 1925 – 26 June 2010) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Trained as a civil and a structural engineer, he rose to become managing director of the construction firm Taylor Woodrow.

Parliamentary career[edit]

After being beaten at Portsmouth North in October 1974, Ward served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Poole from 1979, until his retirement in 1997. He was succeeded by Robert Syms.[1]

From 1994 until the 1997 General Election, Ward was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, John Major. Following Major's resignation as Prime Minister in May 1997, Ward was knighted in the 1997 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.

Death[edit]

Ward died suddenly on 26 June 2010 at the age of 85.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. ^ "WARD - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements". The Daily Telegraph. 30 June 2010.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Oscar Murton
Member of Parliament for Poole
19791997
Succeeded by
Robert Syms