Victor Raikes

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Sir Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes KBE (19 January 1901 – 18 April 1986) was a British Conservative politician.

Raikes was the son of Henry St. John Digby Raikes, eldest son of Henry Cecil Raikes. His mother was Annie Lucinda (née Mackinnon).[1] Educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he unsuccessfully contested Ilkeston in 1924 and 1929 before being elected for South East Essex in 1931. During World War II he served as a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.

In 1945 Raikes was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Wavertree. In 1950, 1951, and 1955 he was elected for Liverpool Garston. He left office in 1957 and was replaced by Richard Martin Bingham in a by-election.[2]


  1. ^ Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes
  2. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). 10 December 1957. Retrieved 19 June 2016.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jack Oldfield
Member of Parliament for South East Essex
Succeeded by
Ray Gunter
Preceded by
Peter Stapleton Shaw
Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree
Succeeded by
John Tilney
New constituency Member of Parliament for Liverpool Garston
Succeeded by
Richard Bingham
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Biggs-Davison
Chairman of the Monday Club
March 1976 – May 1978
Succeeded by
Sir Patrick Wall