List of British Jewish politicians

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List of British Jewish politicians This list is Jewish people by birth but not necessarily Jewish people by religious belief and declaration, a list that includes people of Jewish descent who served as politicians in the United Kingdom and its predecessor states or who were born in the United Kingdom and had notable political careers abroad.

British MPs[edit]

A law in place until the 1850s, no member of the Jewish religion could be elected to Parliament. (Many Christian denominations were similarly prohibited.) If elected, a member would be excluded if he refused to swear an oath of abjuration with a strong Christian wording.

British Members of Parliament listed chronologically by first election date (in brackets)

Pre–1900[edit]

1900–1939[edit]

1940–1973[edit]

1974–2000[edit]

2000–present[edit]

Peers[edit]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

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