John Sutcliffe (British politician)

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John Harold Vick Sutcliffe CBE (born 30 April 1931) is a British Conservative Party politician.

Sutcliffe's father was Sir Harold Sutcliffe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Royton (1931–1950) and Heywood and Royton (1950–1955). He was educated at Winchester School and New College, Oxford and became a company director and barrister, called to the bar by Inner Temple in 1956.

Sutcliffe contested Oldham West in 1959, Chorley in 1964 and Middlesbrough West in 1966. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Middlesbrough West from 1970 to 1974. After boundary changes in 1974, he stood in Thornaby, but lost to Labour candidate Ian Wrigglesworth. Sutcliffe has not been elected an MP since. In 1994 he was appointed CBE for his services to housing and conservation in his capacity as chairman of North Housing Association.

John was the third child of Sir Harold Sutcliffe. His siblings were Anne Theodora born in 1927, Betty born in 1929, and younger sister Jennifer Mary born in 1931. His mother was Emily Theodora Cochrane (known as Theo, Theodora.)

His parents divorced in 1947. His father died in 1958.[1]


  1. ^ 'Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Parliament and the City', The Times 21 January 1958.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jeremy Bray
Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough West
1970Feb 1974
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