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Joe Ashton

British Labour Party politician

Died when: 86 years 173 days (1037 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Joe Ashton

Joseph William Ashton OBE (9 October 1933 – 30 March 2020) was a British Labour Party politician who was known for his defence of the rights of Labour Members of Parliament (MPs) against the demands of the left wing of the party to subject them to mandatory reselection.

He took his seat in a by-election, winning with a majority of just 1.72%; in his last election before retiring, he won it by a majority of 36.4%.

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