Patrick Gordon Walker

Patrick Gordon Walker

Patrick Chrestien Gordon Walker, Baron Gordon-Walker CH, PC (7 April 1907 – 2 December 1980) was a British Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for nearly thirty years, and served twice as a Cabinet minister. He is best-remembered for the circumstances surrounding the loss of his Smethwick parliamentary seat at the 1964 general election, in a bitterly racial campaign carried on in the wake of local factory closures.

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... In 1934 he married Audrey Muriel Rudolf ... They subsequently had twin sons and three daughters ...

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