Victor Yates

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Victor Yates
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Birmingham, Ladywood
In office
5 July 1945 – 19 January 1969
Personal details
Born Victor Francis Yates
(1900-04-19)19 April 1900
Died 19 January 1969(1969-01-19) (aged 68)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Known for Pacifism

Victor Francis Yates (19 April 1900 – 19 January 1969[1]) was a British pacifist Labour Party politician.[1]

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham, Ladywood from the July 1945 general election, when he beat the Unionist incumbent, until his death in January 1969 at the age of 68.[1] He had had a heart attack in the House of Commons in the preceding October.[2] In the subsequent by-election the seat was gained by the Liberal candidate Wallace Lawler.

At Yates' cremation, his pallbearers were Roy Hattersley, Denis Howell, Roy Jenkins and Brian Walden.[3]

The National Portrait Gallery holds a number of photographic portraits of him, including several by Walter Stoneman.[4]

The Victor Yates Care Home in Ladywood is named in his honour.


  1. ^ a b c Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Victor Yates
  2. ^ "Death of Victor Yates, M.P.". Glasgow Herald. 20 January 1969. p. 5. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Hattersley, Roy (2010). In Search Of England. Hachette. 
  4. ^ "Victor Francis Yates (1900-1969), Politician; MP for Birmingham". National Portrait Gallery, London. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Geoffrey William Lloyd
Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Ladywood
1945 - 1969
Succeeded by
Wallace Lawler