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Hugh Patrick Thompson (born 21 October 1935), known as Patrick Thompson, is a British Conservative Party politician.

Early lifeEdit

Educated at Felsted School and Cambridge University, Thompson was a schoolmaster, teaching physics. From 1960 to 1965, he taught at the Manchester Grammar School and from 1965 to 1983 at Gresham's School, Holt.

Parliamentary careerEdit

Thompson fought Bradford North in the February and October 1974 elections, being beaten by Labour's Ben Ford each time. In 1979 he was defeated at Barrow-in-Furness.

He was Member of Parliament for the marginal Norwich North seat, gaining it from Labour in 1983. He held the seat until his retirement in 1997.


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Preceded by
David Ennals
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
Succeeded by
Ian Gibson