Robert Cant

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Robert Cant
Member of the UK Parliament
for Stoke-on-Trent Central
In office
31 March 1966 – 8 June 1983
Preceded by Sir Barnett Stross
Succeeded by Mark Fisher
Personal details
Born Robert Bowen Cant
(1915-07-24)24 July 1915
Died 13 July 1997(1997-07-13) (aged 81)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater London School of Economics
Occupation Councillor, politician, university lecturer
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Army- Royal Corps of Signals

Robert Bowen Cant (24 July 1915 – 13 September 1997) was a British Labour politician.

Early life[edit]

Cant was educated at Middlesbrough High School for Boys and the London School of Economics, and served with the Royal Corps of Signals. He became a university lecturer, and wrote American Journey, a study of American high schools.

Political career[edit]

Cant was elected a councillor on Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 1953.

He contested Shrewsbury in 1950 and 1951. He was Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central from 1966 to 1983, preceding Mark Fisher.


  • The Times Guide to the House of Commons 1966

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