Muriel Nichol

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Muriel Nichol

Member of Parliament
for Bradford North
In office
5 July 1945 – 22 February 1950
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byEugene Ramsden
Succeeded byWilliam Taylor
Personal details
Born
Muriel Edith Wallhead

(1893-02-02)2 February 1893
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Died28 May 1983(1983-05-28) (aged 90)
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Political partyLabour

Muriel Edith Nichol JP (born 2 Feb 1893 Wilmslow, Cheshire - died 28 May 1983 Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire), née Wallhead, was a Labour Party politician in England.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of Richard Wallhead (Independent Labour Party chairman 1920–1922 and MP for Merthyr 1922–1934), she was married with one son, and worked as a teacher before entering parliament. She served as Chair of Welwyn Garden City Urban District Council from 1937 to 1945.[1]

Political career[edit]

At the 1935 general election she stood unsuccessfully in the Bradford North constituency in West Yorkshire, losing by a wide margin to the sitting Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) Eugene Ramsden. In the Labour landslide at the 1945 general election, she unseated Ramsden, winning the seat with a majority of 3,444 (a swing of 12.7%).

After boundary changes for the 1950 general election, she lost her seat to the Conservative and National Liberal Party candidate, William Taylor. She was unsuccessful in seeking to return to Parliament for Stockport North in 1955 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hertfordshire (pre 1974): Welwyn Garden City Urban District Council". civicheraldry.co.uk. Civic Heraldry of England and Wales.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Eugene Ramsden
Member of Parliament for Bradford North
19451950
Succeeded by
William Taylor