Mr John Townend

Former Conservative MP for East Yorkshire

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Conservative MP for East Yorkshire

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Also represented Bridlington

Future MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
J. Townend & Sons (Hull) Ltd. and subsidiary and associated companies; wine merchants and hoteliers. The subsidiary and associated companies are:
Willerby Manor Hotels Ltd.
House of Townend Ltd.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Occasional television fees.
Member of Lloyd's. (Resigned 31 December 1997)
Categories of business underwritten: All, except long term business (primarily life).
8. Land and Property
Rented cottage in Driffield.
Half share of rented shop in Hull.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) J. Townend & Sons (Hull) Ltd. and subsidiary companies.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of Council of Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain (unremunerated).

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