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Walter John Baker (1876 – 2 December 1930)[1] was a British Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol East from 1923 until his death.

He was unsuccessfully contested the 1918 and 1922 general elections in the Harborough division of Leicestershire.[2] At the 1923 general election he stood in Bristol East, where he won the seat from the National Liberal MP Harold Morris. Henderson was re-elected in 1924 and 1929, and died in office in December 1930, aged 54.[2]

The resulting by-election in January 1931 was won by the Labour candidate Stafford Cripps.


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-14.  
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 106, 411. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.  
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harold Morris
Member of Parliament for Bristol East
1923 – 1930
Succeeded by
Stafford Cripps


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