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Mellish, Robert Joseph, Baron Mellishlocked

(1913–1998)
  • Tam Dalyell

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Mellish, Robert Joseph, Baron Mellish (1913–1998), politician, was born on 3 March 1913 at 63 Giffin Street, Deptford, the thirteenth of fourteen children (of whom only six survived) of John Mellish, docker, and his wife, Mary, née Carroll. Close proximity to death in childhood was the trigger for a crusade to improve conditions for families in ...

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(1920–)