Ronald Atkins

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Ronald Atkins
Member of Parliament
for Preston North
In office
28 February 1974 – 7 April 1979
Preceded byMary Holt
Succeeded byRobert Atkins
In office
31 March 1966 – 29 May 1970
Preceded byJulian Amery
Succeeded byMary Holt
Personal details
Born
Ronald Henry Atkins

(1916-06-13)13 June 1916
Barry, Glamorgan, Wales
Died30 December 2020(2020-12-30) (aged 104)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Atkins
ChildrenCharlotte Atkins
EducationBarry Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of London

Ronald Henry Atkins (13 June 1916 – 30 December 2020) was a British Labour politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Preston North on two separate times; from 1966 until 1970 and from February 1974 until 1979.

In June 2016, Atkins celebrated his 100 birthday.[1]

Atkins died on 30 December 2020 in Preston, Lancashire at the age of 104.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Carter, Sarah (10 June 2016). "'Powerhouse' Ron Atkins celebrates 100th birthday". Lancashire Evening Post. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. Rosindale, Kate (31 December 2020). "'A proud champion of Preston' – tributes as former MP Ron Atkins dies aged 104". blogpreston.co.uk. Blog Preston. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  3. "Ron Atkins: UK's longest living former MP dies aged 104". bbc.co.uk. BBC News. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.