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Norman Atkinson (born 25 March 1923) is a British politician who served as Labour Member of Parliament for the London constituency of Tottenham from 1964 until 1987.

Manchester-born, Atkinson was educated at technical school and became a design engineer at Manchester University. He served as a councillor on Manchester City Council 1945-49. He contested Manchester Wythenshawe in 1955 and Altrincham and Sale in 1959, before being elected for Tottenham in the 1964 general election.

A member of Labour's National Executive Committee for five years, Atkinson also served as the party's national tresaurer. As treasurer, he clashed with Chancellor Denis Healey at the 1976 Labour Party Conference.[1]

He did not contest the 1987 general election, having been deselected by his constituency party (subsequent to boundary changes in 1983 which added roughly half of the old Wood Green constituency) in favour of Bernie Grant.[2]



  1. ^ Bulldozer Healey tramples on Left | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
  2. ^ BBC News | UK POLITICS | Bernie Grant: A controversial figure
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alan Brown
Member of Parliament for Tottenham
Succeeded by
Bernie Grant
Political offices
Preceded by
James Callaghan
Treasurer of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Eric Varley


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