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Bill O'Brien

Member of Parliament
for Normanton
In office
9 June 1983 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Albert Roberts
Succeeded by Ed Balls

Born 25 January 1929 (1929-01-25) (age 80)
Nationality Birtish
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Jean Scofield
Alma mater University of Leeds

William O'Brien, known as Bill O'Brien, (born 25 January 1929, Pontefract) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.


Early life

He was previously a miner from 1946-83 and local councillor on Wakefield Council from 1973-83. He gained a BEd from the University of Leeds in 1978.

Parliamentary career

He was returned as member of Parliament for Normanton at the 1983 general election, and re-elected at four further general elections until he retired at the 2005 election.

Personal life

He married Jean Scofield and they have three daughters.

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Albert Roberts
Member of Parliament for Normanton
Succeeded by
Ed Balls


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