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1990 BRADBURY - BERNARD WEATHERILL SIGNED - FIRST DAY COVER - LTD EDITION 61/110 See original listing
1990-BRADBURY-BERNARD-WEATHERILL-SIGNED-FIRST-DAY-COVER-LTD-EDITION-61-110
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Rare Bradbury - 11th September 1990 Mountbatten Signed Limited Edition First Day Cover

Certified No 61 of only 110 Issued

Personally Signed by :: Rt Hon Bernard Weatherill

Bruce Bernard Weatherill, Baron WeatherillPCDLKStJ (25 November 1920 – 6 May 2007) was a British Conservative Party politician who was Speaker of the House of Commons.

British Army

Enlisting as a private in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment of the British Army a few days after the start of World War II, Weatherill was commissioned into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in May 1941 and reached the rank of Captain three years after that. He was attached to 19th King George V's Own LancersIndian Army, after being posted to Burma. After seeing the Bengal Famine of 1943, he became a vegetarian. A year after the end of the war he was discharged, having served for seven years.

Member of Parliament

He was elected Member of Parliament on 15 October 1964 for Croydon North East as a Conservative. He became a party whip only three years later, and deputy Chief Whip six years after that. He was re-elected seven times for the same seat until his retirement in 1992.

From October 1971 to April 1973, Weatherill was Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, an office usually held by a Government whip, as Weatherill then was. He wrote a letter (hand-carried by messenger, or sent by telegram) to the Queen at the end of each day the House of Commons met, describing the debates, reactions, and political gossip. His letters[3] are believed to have been more entertaining than the debates themselves.

It has recently been revealed that in 1979, Weatherill played a critical role in the defeat of the Labour government in a vote of confidence. As the vote loomed, Labour's deputy Chief Whip, Walter Harrison approached Weatherill to enforce the convention and gentleman's agreement that if a sick MP from the Government could not vote, an MP from the Opposition would abstain to compensate. The Labour MP Alfred Broughton was on his deathbed and could not vote, meaning the Government would probably lose by one vote. Weatherill said that the convention had never been intended for such a critical vote that meant the life or death of the Government and it would be impossible to find a Conservative MP who would agree to abstain. However, after a moment's reflection, he offered that he would abstain, because he felt it would be dishonourable to break his word to Harrison. Harrison was so impressed by Weatherill's offer - which would have effectively ended his political career - that he released Weatherill from his obligation, and the Government fell by one vote.[4]

He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1980.

Elected as Speaker

He was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1983 to 1992. As Speaker at the time television cameras were first allowed to cover proceedings in the House of Commons, he became widely known throughout the English-speaking world due to broadcasts of Prime minister's questions.

He was the last Speaker to wear a wig while in the chair. He commented that the wig is a wonderful device that allows the Speaker to pretend not to hear some things. He enforced the rights of Parliament to be publicly told of government policies before they were announced to the press or elsewhere.[5] A portrait of him by Robin-Lee Hall hangs in Portcullis House.


Postmarked :: Distinguished Service medal For Distinguished Service on the Seas Liverpool - 11.9.90

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