Walter Perkins (politician)
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Stroud in Gloucestershire at a by-election in May 1931, following the resignation of the Conservative MP Sir Frank Nelson. He was re-elected at the general election in October 1931 and again in 1935.
However, he was defeated at the 1945 general election by the Labour Party candidate, Ben Parkin. At the 1950 general election he and Parkin both contested the new Stroud and Thornbury constituency, and Perkins took the seat with a majority of only 28 votes. The two men fought the seat again in 1951, when Perkins held the seat with a more comfortable majority of 1,582.
- Chas Townley (16 December 2007). "Walter Robert Dempster Perkins". Stroud History Website. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 361. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "UK General Election results February 1950". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
- "UK General Election results October 1951". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
- "Issue 40105". London Gazette. 19 February 1954. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
- Robert Perkins attends Post Office opening 1933
- Vote for Bobby Perkins 1945 Stonehouse history Group
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Walter Perkins
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|Member of Parliament for Stroud
1931 – 1945
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Stroud & Thornbury
1950 – 1955
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