John Gorst (Hendon North MP)
|Sir John Gorst|
|Member of Parliament for Hendon North|
|Preceded by||Sir Ian Orr-Ewing|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Born||28 June 1928|
|Died||31 July 2010(aged 82)|
|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. 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.
- Obituary: Sir John Gorst, Daily Telegraph, 4 August 2010
- "Times Guide to the House of Commons", Times Newspapers Limited, 1997 edition.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Gorst
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Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
|Member of Parliament for Hendon North
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