Cyril Smith

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Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 3, 2010 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 3, 2010 (82)

About

Liberal English politician who served as a Member of Parliament for twenty years from 1972 to 1992. He was notably involved in a cover-up of a health risk at a local asbestos factory that caused many to call for him to be stripped of his knighthood.

Before Fame

He joined the Liberal Party in 1945, at age seventeen before becoming Rochdale's mayor.

Trivia

He was the subject of a scandal regarding sexual abuse allegations that were made against him in the 1970's but didn't really come to light until after his death.

Family Life

He was never married but had two siblings, Eunice and Norman.

Associated With

He was appointed to the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966.

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