John Dunwoody

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John Elliot Orr Dunwoody , CBE (born June 3, 1929 in London , † January 26, 2006 in Béziers ) was a British Labor politician.


Dunwoody, a trained surgeon, worked from 1955 to 1956 in Devon as a doctor at Newton Abbot Hospital and Totnes District Hospital . He was elected in the general election of March 31, 1966 to the House of Commons and represented there until his defeat in the general election on June 18, 1970 the constituency for Falmouth and Camborne . From 1969 to 1970 Dunwoody was Parliamentary Undersecretary in the Department of Health in the government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson .

Dunwoody was the director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). In 1986 he was awarded the title of Commander of the British Empire  (CBE). He died at home in Béziers , France .

Dunwoody's ex-wife, Gwyneth Dunwoody , also became a Labor MP in 1966 . Their daughter, Tamsin Dunwoody , was a member of the Welsh National Assembly .

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