Mr Austin Hopkinson

Former MP for Mossley

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • General Election (Service Uniforms) 13 Jun 1945

    If any candidates wish to send out photographs of themselves in Army uniform, would it be possible to make provision that the letters on their shoulder straps should be shown in the case of those warriors, because a lot of those warriors really should have A.P.C. or R.A.S.C. on their shoulders?
  • Orders of the Day — Cartels and Monopolies 13 Jun 1945

    Dealing first with the latter part of the right hon. Gentleman's speech, in which he made some remarks on the subject of patents, I may mention that I have probably taken out more patents than any other Member of the House, and have come to the conclusion that, on the whole, we can really do without patents altogether because the protection thus afforded to an inventor, if that inventor is...
  • Orders of the Day — African Soldiers (Corporal Punishment) 12 Jun 1945

    While I think that the House, or such as is present, would agree that the case put forward by the hon. Member is cogent, and is convinced also that those allegations are trivial and untrue, I do not think the matter ought to rest there. Anybody who has had to deal with negro workers or troops—and I presume from the gentleman's name that he was of the negro race and not of another...

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Former MP for Mossley

Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1918 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

Also represented Prestwich

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