Joseph Harper (English politician)
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He was elected as the Member of Parliament MP for Pontefract at a by-election in 1962. He was MP for the constituency and then the reformed Pontefract and Castleford constituency until he died in office at the age of 64. At the by-election held after his death, the seat was held for Labour by Geoffrey Lofthouse.
Joe was from a working-class background working at Ackton Hall Colliery, Featherstone. He lived at 11 Bedford Close, Featherstone with his wife Gwen and youngest daughter Pat. He had a further daughter, Wendy, who also resided on Bedford Close, and two sons Glyn and Graham.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Joseph Harper
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