Peter Pike

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Peter Pike
Member of Parliament
for Burnley
In office
10 June 1983 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Dan Jones
Succeeded by Kitty Ussher
Personal details
Born (1937-06-26) 26 June 1937 (age 79)[1]
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Sheila
Children Carol
Residence Burnley, Lancashire
Religion Church of England

Peter Leslie Pike (born 26 June 1937) is a former Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was the Member of Parliament for Burnley, from 1983 until 2005.[2] During 2002, he announced his intention to retire as an MP at the next election. In December 2002, Labour announced they were preparing to choose a woman as his successor.[3]

In January 2003, an All-Women Shortlist was made over his successor.[4] His youngest daughter, Jane, was an firm favourite of becoming the next MP for Burnley, but she did not make the shortlist.[5] In February 2004, Kitty Ussher was chosen as his successor.[6]


  1. ^ Who's Who
  2. ^ "MPs' expenses scandal - ex-Burnley MP Peter Pike in the clear". Longridge Today. October 28, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Woman MP for Burnley?". Lancashire Telegraph. December 23, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Labour reveals short-list of three". Lancashire Telegraph. January 23, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Daughter linked to fill dad's shoes". Lancashire Telegraph. January 15, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Kitty chosen as Pike's successor". Lancashire Telegraph. February 13, 2004. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Dan Jones
Member of Parliament for Burnley
Succeeded by
Kitty Ussher