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Walter John Baker

Walter John Baker (1876 – 2 December 1930)[1] was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom 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. Baker 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 14 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 106, 411. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
Trade union offices
Preceded by
New position
Deputy General Secretary of the Union of Post Office Workers
Succeeded by
J. Paterson
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harold Morris
Member of Parliament for Bristol East
Succeeded by
Stafford Cripps