Sir Walter Fletcher

Former MP for Bury and Radcliffe

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Formosa (British Policy) 20 Dec 1954

    Is my hon. Friend aware, first, that the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, as reported, are clearly in line with, and go no further or less far than, all the statements made in regard to aggressors; and, second, that by a curious piece of double-talk of the Communist order he is accused by the Chinese Government of not caring what happened to our lads in Korea, when that...
  • South-East Asia 8 Nov 1954

    The speech of the right hon. Member for Grimsby (Mr. Younger), following that of my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, has clarified certain points in the situation but has confused it in other ways. We are so accustomed to the clarity with which my right hon. Friend exposes what occurs at various meetings that we always take it for granted that we shall have available this admirable...
  • South-East Asia 8 Nov 1954

    Where did the right hon. Gentleman get the basis for his statement? By some very curious gift which he seems to possess he was able to assess an increase in commercial probity in the 95 per cent. of China which he did not visit.

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Former MP for Bury and Radcliffe

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

Also represented Bury

Future MPs in this constituency

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