BENNETT, Nicholas Jerome, b 1949, Conservative MP

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Conservative Councillor Nicholas Bennett's activities in Lewisham, 1977-1981, mainly concerning the problems of local residents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1949; educated Sedgehill School, Polytechnic of North London (BA), Institute of Education (PGCE), and University of Sussex (MA); worked in educational publishing, 1974; Schoolmaster, 1976-1985; Conservative Councillor, London Borough of Lewisham, 1974-1982; contested St Pancreas North, 1973, Greenwich by-election, 1974, and GLC elections (Hackney Council), 1979; Member of Education Committee, Inner London Education Authority, 1978-1981; Conservative MP for Pembroke, 1987-1992; Member, Select Committee on Welsh Affairs, 1987-1990, and the Select Committee on Procedure, 1988-1990; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State, Department of Transport, 1990; Vice Chairman (Wales), Conservative Backbench Party Organisation Committee, 1990; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office, 1990-1992; contested Pembroke, 1992, and Reading West, 1997; Member, Further Education Funding Council for England (FEFCE), 1992-1997; Advisor on public affairs, Price Waterhouse, 1993-1998; JP, South West Division, Inner London; Chief Executive, Association of Consulting Engineers, 1998-present.



Access Information

Closed until 2040.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996). Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, holds Bennett's subject and constituency files, 1987-1992 (Ref: Nicholas Bennett papers).

Conditions Governing Use

Apply to Archivist for copyright details. No documents may be photocopied.

Custodial History

Given by Nicholas Bennett in 1985.

Related Material

The BLPES also holds material relating to Nicholas Bennett's election campaigns in 1987, 1992 and 1997 (Ref: Coll Misc 1738/1/48; General Election 1992/16/3 and 1997/1/25).

Corporate Names

Geographical Names