Mr Herbert Bowden

Former MP for Leicester South West

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Nigeria 11 Jul 1967

    There appears to be no immediate danger to United Kingdom nationals. Those living in the area of the fighting along the northern border of Eastern Nigeria have been advised by our High Commission to move to Enuga, the eastern capital. We are watching the situation carefully, but there is no question at this stage of advising any general evacuation of United Kingdom nationals. It is too early...
  • Nigeria 11 Jul 1967

    As the hon. Member is probably aware, offers have been made at a number of different levels to mediate in this dispute, directly through our representation, through a number of African countries, and particularly by General Ankrah, of Ghana, but without success at this stage. On the question of the help that may be given, we are prepared to do all we can at any given moment, but it is...
  • Nigeria 11 Jul 1967

    Mr. Schwarz was arrested on 5th July by the Eastern secessionist group when crossing the Niger. Representations have been made on his behalf by our High Commissioner, so far without success.

More of Mr Herbert Bowden’s recent appearances


Former MP for Leicester South West

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 31 August 1967 — unknown

Also represented Leicester South

Future MPs in this constituency

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