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Sir Hugh Alexis Louis Rossi FKC (born 21 June 1927) is a former British Conservative politician.

Rossi was educated at Finchley Catholic Grammar School - since 1971 Finchley Catholic High School - and King's College London and set up his own solicitor's practice in the West End, London. He was elected a councillor on Hornsey Borough Council 1956-65, serving as deputy mayor 1964-65, and on the successor London Borough of Haringey from 1964. He was also a Middlesex County Councillor 1961-65.

Rossi was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hornsey from 1966 to 1983, and (after boundary changes) for Hornsey and Wood Green, 1983 to 1992. A junior minister in the governments of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, he was on the 'One Nation' wing of the party. He retired in 1992 after which the Conservative Party lost the Hornsey and Wood Green seat when his Conservative successor Andrew Boff was defeated by Labour. He is presently a patron of the Association of Lawyers for the Defence of the Unborn.

His daughter, Marie-Louise Rossi, also has a political career, firstly as a Conservative, then a member of the breakaway Pro-Euro Conservative Party, then the Liberal Democrats.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lady Gammans
Member of Parliament for Hornsey
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green
Succeeded by
Barbara Roche


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