Mr Harold Roberts

Former MP for Birmingham Handsworth

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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

  • Orders of the Day — Housing, Birmingham 30 Mar 1950

    The hon. Gentleman, in a long speech, has attacked the City Council and the builders.
  • Orders of the Day — Housing, Birmingham 30 Mar 1950

    I am glad of that intervention from the hon. Member for Sparkbrook (Mr. Shurmer); I will deal with him in a moment. No-one would suppose that after a smashing victory at the polls in 1945 the electors of Birmingham were exhorted to give Labour complete control of the City Council. They did it, and Labour retained it.
  • Orders of the Day — Housing, Birmingham 30 Mar 1950

    I will give some figures. In 1946, Unionists 66, on active service 2: Socialists 67; Independents 3. Chairmanship of the Public Works Committee was in the hands of the Socialists. In 1946–1947 they had complete control. From 1947 to 1949 as before. In May, 1949, we regained control. At the time they were in undisputed control, the hon. Member for Sparkbrook said that more was being done in...

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Former MP for Birmingham Handsworth

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

Left the House of Commons on 28 September 1950 — Died

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