Tom Cox (politician)

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Tom Cox
Member of Parliament
for Tooting
In office
1 March 1974 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Sadiq Khan
Member of Parliament
for Wandsworth Central
In office
18 June 1970 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by David Kerr
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1930-01-24) 24 January 1930 (age 87)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater London School of Economics

Thomas Michael Cox (born 24 January 1930) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wandsworth Central from 1970 to 1974 and then for Tooting from 1974 to 2005.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cox was educated at a state school and the London School of Economics after which, according to his entry in Who's Who, he became an "electrical worker".

Political career[edit]

He served as an alderman of Fulham Borough Council from 1960 to 65, and as a Councillor for Halford Ward on the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1964 to 1970, as well as serving on the Inner London Education Authority.

Before being elected for Wandsworth Central in 1970, he had stood unsuccessfully for Stroud in 1966. He served as a whip in the Wilson and Callaghan Governments.[1] He lives in Southfields in the London Borough of Wandsworth.


  1. ^ a b Waller, Robert; Criddle, Bryan (1999). The almanac of British politics. Routledge. p. 691. ISBN 0-415-18541-6. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Kerr
Member of Parliament for Wandsworth Central
Succeeded by
Constituency Abolished
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of Parliament for Tooting
Succeeded by
Sadiq Khan