Michael Knowles (politician)

Michael Knowles (born 21 May 1942) is a British Conservative politician and former Member of Parliament.

Michael Knowles
Councillor, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
In office
13 May 1971  1983
Leader of the Council, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
In office
1974–1983
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham East
In office
9 June 1983  9 April 1992
Preceded byJack Dunnett
Succeeded byJohn Heppell
Personal details
Born (1942-05-21) 21 May 1942
Political partyConservative

Political career

From 1971-1983 he was a member of the Council of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Leader of the Council from 1974-1983.

Knowles first stood for Parliament for the Labour Welsh stronghold of Merthyr Tydfil at the February 1974 General Election, coming third. In the October election of that year he fought the London seat of Brent East, again being defeated.

He was elected MP for Nottingham East from 1983 until he lost the seat at the 1992 general election to Labour's John Heppell.

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jack Dunnett
Member of Parliament for Nottingham East
19831992
Succeeded by
John Heppell
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