Richard Winterbottom

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Richard Emanuel Winterbottom (22 July 1899 – 9 February 1968) was a British Labour Party politician.

Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Winterbottom served in the Royal Navy during World War I. He became an area organiser for a predecessor of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers in 1931, then the national organiser in 1944. In 1950, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Brightside, serving for his first year as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ness Edwards.

Winterbottom remained in Parliament until his death in 1968.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Fred Marshall
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside
Succeeded by
Edward Griffiths