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John Denis Fraser
|Member of Parliament|
31 March 1966 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||John George Smyth|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Member of Lambeth Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Member of Lambeth London Borough Council|
1964 – ?
|Born||30 June 1934|
London, England, UK
|Died||6 April 2017(aged 82)|
|Political party||Labour Party (UK)|
Early life and education
Fraser was born on 30 June 1934 in Wandsworth, London, to Frances (née Benedict) and Archibald Fraser. He was of Scottish and Irish descent.
He was Under Secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry 1966, Under Secretary of State for Employment 1974-1976, and Minister of State at the Department of Prices & Consumer Protection 1976-1979. Fraser was largely responsible for steering the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 through Parliament.
Norwood was abolished as a constituency in 1997. Fraser lost the selection contest for Dulwich & West Norwood to Tessa Jowell, then MP for Dulwich.
Fraser was a devout Catholic. He often gave readings at church.
Fraser married Ann Hathaway in 1960. Together they had three children: two sons and a daughter. He was survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His interests included running, opera and gardening. He spoke several languages.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
John George Smyth
| Member of Parliament for Norwood
1966 – 1997
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