Monday, April 19, 2010

Bill Yates, former Tory MP The Wrekin, has died

The Shropshire Star carries the news that Bill Yates, who was the Conservative MP for The Wrekin between 1955 and 1966, has died in Australia. Yates was a prominent critic of Sir Anthony Eden during the Suez Crisis.

Interestingly, after losing his seat at Westminster, Yates emigrated to Australia and became a Liberal Member of the House of Representatives for the division of Holt in Victoria between 1975 and 1980.

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