Mervyn Pike, Baroness Pike

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Irene Mervyn Parnicott Pike, Baroness Pike, commonly known as Mervyn Pike, DBE (16 September 1918 11 January 2004) was a British Conservative politician. Pike was educated at Hunmanby Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire and Reading University and served with the Women''s Auxiliary Air Force during World War II. She was managing director of a firm of pottery manufacturers. Pike contested Pontefract in 1951 and Leek in 1955 without success. She was elected Member of Parliament for Melton at a by-election in December 1956. She held several positions including Assistant Postmaster-General from 1959-63, joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1963-64 and Chair of the WRVS from 1974-81 and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission from 1981-85. Pike was created a life peer in 1974 as Baroness Pike, of Melton in the County of Leicestershire and knighted in 1981. She died in 2004, unmarried, aged 85, from natural causes.

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