John Watkinson

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John Taylor Watkinson (25 January 1941 – 21 September 2004) was a British Labour Party politician, barrister and teacher.

He was educated at Bristol Grammar School before reading PPE at Worcester College, Oxford.[1]

Watkinson was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gloucestershire West in the October 1974 general election, but lost the seat in 1979 to the Conservative Paul Marland. Watkinson defected to the Social Democratic Party in the 1980s.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Loughlin
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire West
October 19741979
Succeeded by
Paul Marland