Edward Hunt's Forest of Dean Miscellany

Fact, Fiction and Fantasy


Members of Parliament

for the

Forest of Dean


Forest of Dean is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP). It was created for the 1885 general election to replace part of West Gloucestershire, and abolished for the 1950 election. It was re-established for the 1997 general election.



Mr Thomas Blake of Ross-on-Wye
born 1825 - 31 died March 1901
Politics Radical Liberal
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term November 24, 1885 - July 1887



Mr Godfrey Samuelson
Politics Liberal
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term July 29, 1887 - July 4, 1892



Sir Charles Dilke
Politics Liberal
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term July 4, 1892 - January 26, 1911



Sir Henry Webb
born 28 July 1866, Hereford - died 29 October 1940, Caerleon
Politics Liberal
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term February 24, 1911 - December 14, 1918



Mr James Wignall
Politics Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term December 14, 1918 - June 10, 1925



Mr Albert Purcell
Politics Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term July 14, 1925 - May 30, 1929



Mr David Vaughan
Politics Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term May 30, 1929 - October 27, 1931



Dr John Worthington
Politics National Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term October 27, 1931 - November 14, 1935



Mr Morgan Price
Politics Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean then West Gloucestershire
Term Forest of Dean
November 14, 1935 - February 23, 1950
Term West Gloucestershire
February 23, 1950 - September 18, 1959



Mr Charles Loughlin
16 February 1914 - 23 September 1993
Politics Labour
Constituency West Gloucestershire
Term October 8, 1959 - October 10, 1974



Mr John Watkinson
born January 25 1941; died September 21 2004
Politics Labour politician who defected to the Social Democratic party in 1981
Constituency West Gloucestershire
Term 10 Oct 1974 - 7 Apr 1979



Mr Paul Marland
born 19 March 1940
Politics Conservative
Constituency West Gloucestershire
Term 3 May 1979 - 8 April 1997



Mrs Diana Organ
born February 21, 1952
Politics Labour
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term May 1, 1997 - May 5, 2005



Mr Mark Harper
born June 26, 1970
Politics Conservative
Constituency Forest of Dean
Term May 5, 2005 - ?
















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