List of People From Kingston Upon Hull - Politics

Politics

  • John Hall a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • John Prescott Welsh born former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997–2007) and MP for, and resident of Hull East since 1970. However, Prescott was born in Wales and identifies as Welsh.
  • William Wilberforce who was instrumental in the abolition of slavery.
  • Thomas Ferens (4 May 1847 – 9 May 1930) was a British politician, a philanthropist, and an industrialist. He was the Member of Parliament for Hull East for 13 years, and served the city as a Justice of the Peace and as High Steward. He helped establish Reckitt & Sons, a manufacturer of household goods, as one of Kingston upon Hull’s foremost businesses. His career with the company spanned 61 years—from his initial employment as a confidential and shorthand clerk until his death, as chairman, in 1930.
  • Kevin McNamara
  • Harry Pursey Politician and MP for Hull East 1945–1970

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