Talk:Gerald Nabarro

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I've changed some of the language from the original article, the reason being it was mostly copied from an article in The Guardian, which was defamation of Sir gerald's charactor. Also added additional information. I have written that he held his seat until his death, because there is no evidence to the contrary that I have come across. If someone knows that he lost his seat during an election, please change or remove my last edit.

Signed, Enoch Powell

The Dictionary of National Biography says he was an MP until 1973.--R613vlu 14:08, 17 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, but the question is, did he resign his seat and then die later in the same year, or did he actually die as an MP? The entry currently includes both. CulturalSnow (talk) 08:58, 11 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If he resigned in the course of a parliament and sat in no further sessions, he would have officially taken the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds (which usually triggers by-elections). If he did not, perhaps it should read that he announced a decision to retire at the next General Election and not seek re-election.Cloptonson (talk) 06:59, 30 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The more up-to-date Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) states he died still a serving MP, so he had not resigned. His original article in the Dictionary of National Biography (for years 1971-1980) states he had intended to retire from Parliament on health grounds. Therefore I have clarified the reference, citing it to the latter publication, and removed the citation to the Guardian article.Cloptonson (talk) 19:31, 6 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As I recall, he died as an MP. However his seat was still vacant, no by-election had taken place, when the February 1974 general election was called. PatGallacher (talk) 20:34, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Monty Python[edit]

Don't you think that it should be stated, under the possible heading of 'Sir Gerald in popular culture', that he is mentioned in Monty Python's 'Fish Licence' sketch [1] and his picture appeared many times throughout the television series? Johnalexwood 17:03, 9 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it should, because it is pretty much the only time a person today is likely to come across his name, unless they are a complete political anorak. It's also somewhat relevant that the Pythons constantly used his name, rather than that of the honourable Mr J. Random-Backbencher - it demonstrates that at the time he was a widely known and controversial figure.Catsmeat (talk) 09:38, 11 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Governor of the University of Birmingham[edit]

Can some kind person please explain "Nabarro was Governor of the University of Birmingham"? I didn't know that universities had governors — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:16, 12 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Birmingham University does have a Court of Governors. So possibly Nabarro was "a Governor of the University of Birmingham" ? But I have no evidence. CatNip48 (talk) 22:02, 25 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Surely this name is misspelled? (Bernhardt? Bernhard?) (talk) 16:18, 26 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]