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John Ernest Douglas Delavalette Browne (born 17 October 1938) is a British politician.

Browne was Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1979 to 1992. He was educated at Malvern College and Sandhurst, subsequently serving as a Captain in the Grenadier Guards from 1959 to 1967. In the 1992 general election, he decided to stand as an Independent Conservative candidate in Winchester after he was deselected by the Conservative Party after being suspended from the House of Commons for failing to declare his business interests. He finished fourth behind the new official Conservative candidate, receiving less than 5% of the vote.

Browne subsequently stood as a "Conservative Rebel" in the 1993 Newbury by-election, then later joined the UK Independence Party and has stood unsuccessfully as a parliamentary candidate in Falmouth and Camborne and North Devon.

He was divorced from his first wife Elizabeth Jowett in 1985 and was awarded £270,000 settlement, when she fell short £49,000 and being declared bankrupt, he was willing to see her jailed. He is currently divorced from his second wife, American-born heiress Elaine Boylen.

He works for Euro Pacific Capital, the firm founded by Peter Schiff.

In popular culture

Browne was portrayed by Charles McCurdy in the 2002 BBC production of Ian Curteis's controversial The Falklands Play.

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Morgan Morgan-Giles
Member of Parliament for Winchester
19791992
Succeeded by
Gerry Malone
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