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Israel Maurice Edelman (2 March 1911 – 14 December 1975) was a Wales-born British Labour Party politician and novelist who represented Coventry constituencies in the House of Commons for over 30 years.
Maurice Edelman was born in Cardiff in 1911. His parents came to Wales in 1905, escaping the pogroms in Tsarist Russia and Poland. He was educated at Cardiff High School and Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the plywood industry in 1931 as a company director.
Edelman was a prolific journalist and author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. His novels included Who Goes Home? (1953) and Disraeli In Love (1972). During the Second World War he worked for Picture Post as a war correspondent in North Africa.
Political Career and Death
At the 1945 election Edelman was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry West. In 1950 he won the new seat of Coventry North. He was a vice-chairman of the British Council and chairman of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Committee.
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1945 – 1950
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1950 – February 1974
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Coventry North West
February 1974 – 1976
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