|Member of Parliament
for the Vale of Glamorgan
9 April 1992 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||John Smith|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
23 April 1949|
Dublin, Ireland [clarification needed]
|Spouse(s)||Nuala Kennan; 3 children|
Member of Parliament
In 1992, he was elected MP for the Vale of Glamorgan by 19 votes, defeating Labour's John Smith who had won the seat in a 1989 by-election. In the 1997 Labour landslide, however, Sweeney lost the seat back to Smith.
Haltemprice and Howden Election
In 2008 Sweeney, a member of the executive committee of The Freedom Association, made a surprise political re-appearance, standing as an Independent against the Conservative candidate in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election.
Sweeney lives in Beverley, Yorkshire, with his wife, his three daughters, and two dogs named Juno and Pickles. Two of his daughters recently began attending Durham University. Walter Sweeney and runs a 5* Bed and Breakfast, while also working as a solicitor at a law firm in Hull.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1997
- "Members since 1979" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 20 April 2009.
- Walter Sweeney: election profile
- "Total Politics - Where are they Now? - Walter Sweeney". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Paul Linford - Sweeney Rides Again". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Crick on Politics - Tories in rumpus at who should fight John Prescott". Retrieved 7 July 2012.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Vale of Glamorgan
1992 – 1997