Russell Kerr

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Russell Whiston Kerr (1 February 1921 – 15 November 1983), was a British Labour Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Kerr was educated at the Shore School, Sydney, Sydney Church of England Grammar School and Sydney University. He served with the Pathfinder Force of the Royal Air Force during World War II. He became a director of the Town and Country Planning Association and an air charter executive. He was a national executive member of the Association of Supervisory Staff, Executives and Technicians from 1964.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Kerr contested Horsham in 1951, Merton and Morden in 1959 and Preston North in 1964.

He was Member of Parliament for Feltham from 1966 to 1974, and for Feltham and Heston from 1974 to 1983. He lost his seat in that year's landslide defeat for Labour, to the Conservative Patrick Ground.


In 1960 he married Anne Kerr, later Member of Parliament for Rochester and Chatham from 1964 to 1970.


On 15 November 1983 he was found dead in his car in Twickenham; he was believed to have suffered a stroke. He was aged 62.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Albert Hunter
Member of Parliament for Feltham
1966Feb 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston
Feb 19741983
Succeeded by
Patrick Ground