Dr Edith Summerskill

Former MP for Warrington

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Dr Edith Summerskill is a former MP for Warrington.

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Former MP for Warrington

Entered the House of Commons on 6 April 1938 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 31 January 1961 — unknown

Also represented Fulham West

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  • Boxing 21 Dec 1960

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit professional boxing. I have sufficient faith in the good sense and understanding of hon. Members on both sides of the House to know that my critical attitude to boxing will receive some measure of support. I would recall to hon. Members who were here about 10 years ago that when I raised this matter then the opposition was such...
  • Boxing 21 Dec 1960

    If I might just conclude this part of my argument—
  • Boxing 21 Dec 1960

    I am trying to quote some absolutely objective authorities. A few skilled experts may escape, but after about fifty fights in a few years the ordinary fighter begins to show unmistakable signs of deterioration. [Laughter.] Hon. Members opposite are giving me my case without my having to make a speech. The boxer then fails to time his blows properly because the damage to his brain has caused...

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