Mr Edward Shortt

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

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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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Recent appearances

  • Wireless Broadcasting. 4 Aug 1922

    I was not aware that the case of Rust was going to be raised this morning, and, therefore, I have not the exact details.
  • Wireless Broadcasting. 4 Aug 1922

    I understood that the case was to be raised yesterday, and I was prepared yesterday, but I have not the particulars regarding it with me this morning. I think, however, that I can recollect sufficiently what happened. The hon. Member says that Rust was not present at. the time when the assault, or whatever it was, took place, and that he only came up later. That was attempted to be proved at...
  • Wireless Broadcasting. 4 Aug 1922

    I have done so. The moment a question was asked me I made full inquiries. With respect to Inspector Syme, there again the hon. Member put forward a very plausible, indeed, almost a pathetic story. That story is very good until the true story is told. What is the true story with regard to Inspector Syme? He claims, I gather from the hon. Member, that he has been dismissed the force because he...

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

Entered the House of Commons on 15 January 1910 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election

Also represented Newcastle upon Tyne

Future MPs in this constituency

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