Mr Richard Sharples

Former MP for Sutton and Cheam

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland 14 Jul 1972

    I fully and wholeheartedly support the action taken by my right hon. Friend. Will he confirm that the policy remains that of trying to divorce the gunmen from the support which they receive from the population? Does he agree that one of the reasons for the violent action now being taken is the success which that policy was having?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Officers (Public Statements) 22 Jun 1972

    Will my right hon. Friend describe more fully the circumstances in which this interview is alleged to have taken place? Does he agree that it is very easy to make a good story by stringing together out of context a number of remarks which may have been made in the course of a long conversation but that it is not very good journalism?
  • Northern Ireland 12 Jun 1972

    I intervene only briefly because there are many hon. Members on both sides who have direct constituency interests in Northern Ireland. It is difficult to disagree with a great deal that the hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Foley) said. I am only sorry that he started with an attack on my hon. Friend the Member for Down, North (Mr. Kilfedder). My hon. Friend and those of his colleagues on...

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Former MP for Sutton and Cheam

Entered the House of Commons on 4 November 1954 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 31 October 1972 — unknown

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