Patrick Thompson

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Hugh Patrick Thompson (born 21 October 1935), known as Patrick Thompson, is a British Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Educated at Felsted School and Cambridge University, Thompson was a schoolmaster, teaching physics. From 1960 to 1965, he taught at the Manchester Grammar School and from 1965 to 1983 at Gresham's School, Holt.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Thompson fought Bradford North in the February and October 1974 elections, being beaten by Labour's Ben Ford each time. In 1979 he was defeated at Barrow-in-Furness.

He was Member of Parliament for the marginal Norwich North seat, gaining it from Labour in 1983. He held the seat until his retirement in 1997.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Ennals
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
Succeeded by
Ian Gibson