Lawrence Cunliffe

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Lawrence Cunliffe
Member of Parliament
for Leigh
In office
3 May 1979 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Harold Boardman
Succeeded by Andy Burnham
Personal details
Born (1929-03-29) 29 March 1929 (age 88)
Walkden, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Lawrence Cunliffe (born 25 March 1929) is a retired British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leigh from 1979 to 2001.

Early life[edit]

Cunliffe was born in Walkden, Lancashire, in 1929. He was a National Coal Board engineer, where he became involved in the National Union of Mineworkers.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Cunliffe first stood for Parliament at Rochdale, where he lost the Labour-held seat to the Liberal Cyril Smith at a 1972 by-election, and was again defeated by Smith at the following General Election in February 1974.

He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leigh from 1979 until he retired from the House of Commons at the 2001 general election.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harold Boardman
Member of Parliament for Leigh
Succeeded by
Andy Burnham