Arthur Blenkinsop

Arthur Blenkinsop

Arthur Blenkinsop was a British Labour Party politician. Blenkinsop was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, and the College of Commerce, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and became a chartered secretary. At the 1945 general election, Blenkinsop was elected as Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne East. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions and to the Ministry of Health. After losing his seat at the 1959 general election, he became a Newcastle City Councillor in 1961. At the 1964 general election, Blenkinsop returned to Parliament as the MP for South Shields, and held the seat until he stood down in at the 1979 general election. He was President of the ... more on Wikipedia

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