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Jeremy William Bray (29 June 1930—31 May 2002) was a British Labour politician and a Member of Parliament for 31 years.

Bray was educated at Kingswood School, Bath (1942-48) and Jesus College, Cambridge and was a Choate Fellow at Harvard University.

Bray contested Thirsk and Malton in 1959. He was first elected MP for Middlesbrough West in a 1962 by-election, serving there until 1970. He was then MP for Motherwell and Wishaw from October 1974 to 1983, and for Motherwell South from 1983 until he retired in 1997.


  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1966, 1992 and 1997 editions
  • Obituary for Jeremy Bray, The Guardian
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jocelyn Simon
Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough West
Succeeded by
John Sutcliffe
Preceded by
George Lawson
Member of Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw
Oct 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Motherwell South
Constituency abolished


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