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Critchley, Sir Julian (Michael Gordon)free

Kt 1995

Born 8 Dec. 1930; s of late Dr Macdonald Critchley, CBE; m 1st, 1955, Paula Joan Baron (marr. diss. 1965); two d; 2nd, 1965, Mrs Heather Goodrick; one sone d; died 9 Sept. 2000

writer, broadcaster and journalist


Shrewsbury; Sorbonne; Pembroke Coll., Oxford (MA). MP (C) Rochester and Chatham, 1959–64; contested (C) same seat, 1966; MP (C) Aldershot and N Hants, 1970–74, Aldershot, 1974–97. Mem., Armed Forces Select Cttee, 1975–79; Vice-Chairman: Cons. Party Broadcasting Cttee, 1975; Cons. Party Defence Cttee, 1979–87; Chm., Cons. Party Media Cttee, 1976–81; Mem., One Nation Gp of Cons. MPs, 1989–97. Delegate to WEU and Council of Europe, 1973–79; Chm., WEU Defence Cttee, 1975–79; Deleg. to N Atlantic Assembly, 1979–83. Chm., Bow Gp, 1966–67; Pres., Atlantic Assoc. of Young Political Leaders, 1968–70. Steward, British Boxing Bd of Control, 1987


(with O. Pick) Collective Security, 1974; Warning and Response, 1978; The North Atlantic Alliance and the Soviet Union in the 1980s, 1982; jointly: Nuclear Weapons in Europe, 1984; Westminster Blues, 1985; (ed) Britain: a view from Westminster, 1986; Heseltine: the unauthorised biography, 1987, 2nd edn 1994; Palace of Varieties: an insider’s view of Westminster, 1989; Hung Parliament, 1991; Floating Voter, 1992; Some of Us, 1992; Borderlands: Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, 1993; A Bag of Boiled Sweets (autobiog.), 1994, jointly: Collapse of Stout Party: the decline and fall of the Tories, 1997; various Bow Group and CPC pamphlets


Watching boxing, the country, reading military history, looking at churches, collecting pottery and porcelain


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