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Edward O'Hara MP

Member of Parliament
for Knowsley South
Assumed office 
27 September 1990
Preceded by Sean Hughes
Majority 17,688 (48.5%)

Born 1 October 1937 (1937-10-01) (age 72)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Lilian Hopkins
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford

Edward O'Hara (born 1 October 1937) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Knowsley South since by1990, following the death of Sean Hughes. His seat is considered the safest Labour seat in the country.[1] He is chairman of the committee for technology and aerospace of the Western European Union[2] and will be succeeded in 2009 by the German politician Axel Fischer.


Early life

O'Hara was born in Bootle, near Liverpool. He was educated at the direct-grant grammar Liverpool Collegiate School, then Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining an MA in Literae Humaniores, and the University of London. Before entering Parliament, Eddie was a councillor in Knowsley and Chair of the Education Committee. He taught at Birkenhead School before lecturing at CF Mott College (became Liverpool Polytechnic) from 1970-5, at the City of Liverpool College of Higher Education from 1975-85, and at Liverpool Polytechnic from 1985-90.

Personal life

He married Lilian Hopkins on September 11 1962 in Bootle. They have two sons and a daughter.


External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sean Hughes
Member for Knowsley South


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