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Michael Platt Winstanley, Baron Winstanley, (27 August 1918 – 18 July 1993) was the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Cheadle from 1966 to 1970, and after boundary changes, MP for the Hazel Grove half of his old seat from February to October 1974.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Manchester, where he was president of the University Union and captain of cricket. [1] He graduated in medicine and served in the RAMC before becoming a GP in Urmston as well as a noted media personality, as a television and radio doctor in the 1960s, and hosting Granada TV's This Is Your Right consumer advice show in the 1970s.

He was ennobled as a life peer with the title Baron Winstanley, of Urmston in Greater Manchester on 23 January 1976 during Harold Wilson's second term as Prime Minister.

References

  1. ^ Who's Who 1987
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Shepherd
Member of Parliament for Cheadle
19661970
Succeeded by
Tom Normanton
Preceded by
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Hazel Grove
Feb 1974Oct 1974
Succeeded by
Tom Arnold

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