Mayor of Merton, J. L. Coombes and Janet Fookes M.P.
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|Notes / History||The Mayor and Janet Fookes with
Mrs. Maureen Coombes and
Mr. Sydney Astin, (shown far right).
Janet Fookes was born 1936 and trained as a teacher at the
Royal Holloway College. In 1970 she was elected as the Conservative M.P. for Merton and Morden. During her time in the Commons she was
Deputy Speaker between 1992 and 1997.
She also worked with the RSPCA and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In 1989 she was made a Dame of the British Empire and joined the House of Lords.