John Gorst (Hendon North MP)

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Sir John Gorst
Member of Parliament for Hendon North
In office
Preceded by Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1928-06-28)28 June 1928
Died 31 July 2010(2010-07-31) (aged 82)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Sir John Michael Gorst (28 June 1928 – 31 July 2010) was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was educated at Ardingly College and read French and History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 1953 he joined the advertising department of Pye Ltd.[1] At the 1964 general election he fought Chester-le-Street and in 1966, he was again an unsuccessful candidate in the Bodmin constituency in Cornwall, losing to the sitting Liberal MP, Peter Bessell. At the 1970 general election, he was elected MP for Hendon North, holding the seat until it was abolished by boundary changes in 1997. In the 1997 general election, he stood in the new seat of Hendon, losing to Labour's Andrew Dismore. He was the great grandson of Sir John Eldon Gorst.


  1. ^ Obituary: Sir John Gorst, Daily Telegraph, 4 August 2010
  • "Times Guide to the House of Commons", Times Newspapers Limited, 1997 edition.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
Member of Parliament for Hendon North
Constituency abolished