John Heddle

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Heddle appearing on television discussion programme After Dark, March 1988

Bentley John Heddle (15 September 1943 – 19 December 1989), known as John Heddle, was a British Conservative Party politician.

Political career[edit]

Heddle contested Gateshead West in February 1974, being beaten by Labour's John Horam. In October 1974 he stood in Bolton East, but was again defeated.

He was Member of Parliament for Lichfield and Tamworth from 1979 to 1983, and for Mid Staffordshire from 1983.


Heddle died in 1989 at the age of 46. He committed suicide due to the indebtedness of his property businesses.[1] The subsequent by-election was won by Labour's Sylvia Heal.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bruce Grocott
Member of Parliament for Lichfield & Tamworth
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mid Staffordshire
Succeeded by
Sylvia Heal