Michael English (politician)

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Michael English
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham West
In office
15 October 1964 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Peter Tapsell
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1930-12-24) 24 December 1930 (age 86)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater Liverpool University

Michael English (born 24 December 1930) is a British Labour Party politician.

Michael English 2008

Early life[edit]

English was educated at King George V Grammar School, Southport and Liverpool University. He was a councillor on Rochdale Borough Council 1953-65.

Parliamentary career[edit]

English contested Shipley in 1959. He was Member of Parliament for Nottingham West from 1964 to 1983, when the seat was abolished by boundary changes. Following his retirement from Parliament, he served as a councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth. He was an opponent of Britain's membership of the EEC.[1]

He was subsequently Chairman of the London Local Involvement Network.

English was interviewed in 2012 as part of The History of Parliament's oral history project.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married Carol Christine Owen on 11 September 1976 at Burton Coggles in south Lincolnshire. They have a daughter, born in 1978, and a son, born in 1980. Although living in the Grantham area, in the late 1970s they moved to the London Borough of Lambeth.


  1. ^ David Butler and Uwe Kitzinger, The 1975 Referendum (London: Macmillan, 1976), p. 104.
  2. ^ "Oral history: ENGLISH, Michael (b.1930)". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Tapsell
Member of Parliament for Nottingham West
Constituency abolished