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John Hunt (British politician)

Sir John Leonard Hunt (27 October 1929 – 19 September 2017)[1] was a UK Conservative Party politician.

Early lifeEdit

Hunt was educated at Dulwich College and became a stockbroker.

Political careerEdit

He served as a councillor on Bromley Borough Council 1953-61, then became an alderman in 1961, joining the new London Borough of Bromley in 1964. He was Mayor of Bromley 1963-65.

He first stood for Parliament, unsuccessfully, at the 1959 General Election, contesting Lewisham South, and he was also unsuccessful in the equivalent seat at the 1961 London County Council election.

Hunt was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 33 years, serving in Bromley from 1964 to 1974, originally succeeding former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and in Ravensbourne from 1974 until he retired in 1997.

He died on 19 September 2017 at the age of 88.[2]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harold Macmillan
Member of Parliament for Bromley
1964Feb 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ravensbourne
Feb 19741997
Constituency abolished