John Watson (former MP)

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John Watson is a former Conservative MP.

He was MP for Skipton from 1979 to 1983, and for Skipton and Ripon from 1983 to 1987.[1]

Simon Matthews gives the following profile Watson in a Lobster article on Green Alliance:

Assistant to Edward Heath 1970; Conservative MP Skipton 1979; President British Youth Council 1980; Chairman British Atlantic Group of Young Political Leaders 1982; lost seat 1987; Leeds Development Corporation 1988; Bradford City Challenge 1992; Bradford Community NHS Trust 1996.[2]

Between 1996 and 2004 he was a Director of the Yorkshire Building Society, becoming the Society’s Vice Chairman in 2000.[3]


  1. John Watson, Esq, OBE, Debretts, accessed 20 July 2010.
  2. Simon Matthews, Pissing in or pissing out? The 'big tent' of Green Alliance, Lobster 42, Winter 2001/2.
  3. Profile : John Watson (Chair), Heritage Lottery Fund, 20 July 2010.