Walter Johnson (politician)
|Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Derby South
|Preceded by||Philip Noel-Baker|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Beckett|
|President of the Railway Clerks' Association|
|Preceded by||Tom Bradley|
|Succeeded by||Jim Mills|
|Born||Walter Hamlet Johnson
21 November 1917
Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
|Died||12 April 2003
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
Walter Hamlet Johnson (21 November 1917 – 12 April 2003) was a British Labour Party politician.
Johnson was born in Hertford.
Before being elected, Johnson stood several times for Parliament without success. In the 1955 General Election he fought Bristol West, but was defeated by the Conservative Cabinet Minister Walter Mockton. He contested South Bedfordshire in 1959, and a by-election at Acton in 1968 that was one of three Labour seats lost that day (in Johnson's case to the future Cabinet Minister Kenneth Baker).
Following the retirement of Philip Noel-Baker as the Member of Parliament, Johnson retained Derby South at the 1970 general election for the Labour Party, and was an assistant government whip from 1974 to 1975. He stood down as an MP at the 1983, after which he was succeeded by Margaret Beckett.
He died in Haywards Heath, aged 85.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons 1979
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Walter Johnson
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Derby South
|Trade union offices|
|President of the Railway Clerks' Association
1977 – 1981
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