John Mendelson

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Not to be confused with Jack Mendelsohn.

John Jakob Mendelson (July 1917 – 20 May 1978), known as Jack Mendelson, was a British Labour Party politician.

Mendelson was educated at the London School of Economics and became a university lecturer in political science.[1] He was vice-president of Sheffield Trades and Labour Council.

Mendelson was the Member of Parliament for Penistone, South Yorkshire from a 1959 by-election until his death, and served on the Public Accounts Committee. It was Mendelson who introduced Tony Benn to the radical history of the Diggers and the Levellers, on which Benn drew from the 1970s onwards.[2]

Mendelson's successor at the subsequent by-election was Allen McKay.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry McGhee
Member of Parliament for Penistone
19591978
Succeeded by
Allen McKay