John Page (British politician)

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Sir Arthur John Page (16 September 1919 – 31 October 2008),[1] known as Sir John Page, was a British Conservative politician.

Page was educated at Harrow and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was a sales manager and chairman of the Bethnal Green and east London Housing Association.

Page first stood for Parliament at the 1959 general election in Eton and Slough, but without success.[2] He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Harrow West at a by-election in 1960, and held the seat until he retired from Parliament at the 1987 general election. In the House of Commons he was chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Labour Affairs Committee from 1970 to 1974 (secretary 1960–61, vice-chairman 1964–69).

He was knighted in 1984.[3]


  1. ^ Sir John Page: Loyal Conservative backbencher known for his trenchant views, The Independent 20 November 2008
  2. ^ "UK General Election results October 1959". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49966. p. 17387. 27 December 1984. Retrieved 28 January 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Albert Braithwaite
Member of Parliament for Harrow West
Succeeded by
Robert Gurth Hughes