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John Graham Blackburn (2 September 1933 – 12 October 1994) was a Conservative member of Parliament in the United Kingdom. He represented the constituency of Dudley West from 1979 until his death in 1994.

Blackburn attended school in Liverpool and studied at the University of Liverpool. From 1954 until 1963 he served as a police officer. He also served as a councillor in Wolverhampton. He was elected to the House of Commons at the 1979 general election, with a majority of 1139, gaining the seat from Labour and subsequently held the seat at the 1983, 1987 and 1992 elections.

He died in October 1994 at the age of 61. Following his death, a by-election was held, which was won by Labour's Ian Pearson on the largest swing since the War. Pearson then became Labour MP for the Dudley South constituency that it became part of after the 1997 election.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Colin Phipps
Member of Parliament for Dudley West
Succeeded by
Ian Pearson


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