Shaw was born in Leeds and educated at Sedbergh School. At the general election in May 1955, Shaw fought the safe Labour seat of Dewsbury, losing by over 7,000 votes. In 1959, he stood as a 'Liberal and Conservative' and contested the Labour-held marginal constituency of Brighouse and Spenborough. Shaw won the seat for the National Liberals and Conservatives at a by-election in March 1960. He lost the seat to Labour's Colin Jackson at the 1964 general election. Shaw returned to Parliament at the 1966 general election, when he was elected for the safe Conservative constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. He held the seat until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election. He continued to represent Scarborough until he retired at the 1992 general election, making a total of 30 years as an MP. He also served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1974 until 1979. Shaw was created a life peer on 30 September 1994 with the title Baron Shaw of Northstead, of Liversedge in the County of West Yorkshire. He retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2015. Shaw was interviewed in 2012 as part of The History of Parliament's oral history project.
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Dud is a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joined a group of like-minded people to get his life back to normal after his father died. Dud will discover the missing sense of purpose in his life throu...
THE SLIPPERS pulls back the Wizard’s curtain on the unbelievable story and cultural impact of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Through first-hand accounts and archival interviews, THE ...
The English Teacher
Linda Sinclair balances her home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star student and his father return to her life.
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The Other Woman
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
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Love Walked In
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