Mr Ernest Marples

Former MP for Wallasey

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Recent appearances

  • Unemployment 23 Nov 1971

    It is a pleasure to follow the former Leader of the Liberal Party, who is a Scotsman, and my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, North (Earl of Dalkeith), who is also a Scotsman. The only reason why I have the temerity to stand on my feet now as an Englishman is that I was a regimental sergeant major in the London Scottish. More than that, I was probably the only Englishman in the unit. I...
  • Unemployment 23 Nov 1971

    But the newspaper proprietors have been saying that for a long time and they are still going down the drain in Fleet Street. They must recognise the facts of life—and not many Liberals tend to do that. Another example is the advent of the atom. The man who discovered it was, Rutherford. In 1933 he said that the energy in the nucleus would never be released. Nine years later in 1942, it...
  • Unemployment 23 Nov 1971

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for sitting down to let me intervene in his speech. What happens in the North-West is that I have tried to get firms into my constituency in Wallasey, and I got them. I brought Cadbury's in, and Squibbs, a pharmaceutical firm. When Cadbury's now have vacant space in its factory I find firms will not rent the vacant space. The reason is that they do not want to go to...

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Former MP for Wallasey

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

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

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