Friday, May 25, 2007

Survivors of the 1945 Parliament

With the death of David Renton, it appears that there are now just four people who were elected as MPs in 1945 still alive: Michael Foot, John Freeman, Ernest Millington and Francis Noel-Baker.

Millington is the only one of them to have been in Parliament before the 1945 election, having won a wartime by-election for the Common Wealth Party.

Since I wrote about this subject last May, Sir Arthur Dodds Parker has died. In that posting I also suggested that Edward Carson (the son of the Ulster Unionist leader) might still be with us, but according to Wikipedia he died back in 1987.

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