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Sir Michael Jon Neubert (3 September 1933 – 3 January 2014) was Conservative MP for Romford from 1974 until 1997. His loss in the election that year was considered something of a surprise.

Sir Michael Neubert
Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces
In office
19 December 1988 – 23 July 1990
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byRoger Freeman
Succeeded byArthur Gore
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
26 July 1988 – 19 December 1988
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byTristan Garel-Jones
Succeeded byTony Durant
Member of Parliament
for Romford
In office
28 February 1974 – 1 May 1997
Preceded byDick Leonard
Succeeded byEileen Gordon
Personal details
Born(1933-09-03)3 September 1933
Died3 January 2014(2014-01-03) (aged 80)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Political partyConservative

He was educated at Bromley Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge and worked as a travel and industrial consultant. He was a local councillor and alderman in Bromley 1960–1974 being council leader for a time and Mayor of Bromley in 1972.

He contested the parliamentary seat of Hammersmith North in 1966, and Romford in 1970, before being elected in February 1974. From 1983 he held several junior government posts, and was Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence 1989–1990.

In April 1990 he visited Gruinard Island to declare the island safe after World War II Anthrax experiments.[1]

He died aged 80 on 3 January 2014 at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Britain's 'Anthrax Island". BBC News, Scotland. BBC. 25 July 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ NEUBERT
  3. ^ "MP who served Romford for more than 20 years dies aged 80".

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