Victor Goodhew

Sir Victor Henry Goodhew (30 November 1919 – 11 October 2006) was a British Conservative politician. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for St Albans for 24 years, from 1959 to 1983, and was an early member of the Conservative Monday Club. Although he held right-wing views—he supported hanging, supported Enoch Powell's views on immigration, and supported closer links with the white regimes in Rhodesia and South Africa—he served as a government whip under Edward Heath in the early 1970s. His later career was blighted by ill health.

Sir Victor Goodhew
Member of Parliament
for St Albans
In office
8 October 1959  13 May 1983
Preceded byJohn Grimston
Succeeded byPeter Lilley
Personal details
Born
Victor Henry Goodhew

(1919-11-30)30 November 1919
London, England
Died11 October 2006(2006-10-11) (aged 86)
Ascot, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Sylvia Johnson
(m. 1940, divorced)
Suzanne Gordon-Burge
(m. 1951; div. 1972)
Eva Rittinghausen
(div. 1981)
Children2 (by Johnson)
AwardsKnight Bachelor (1982)
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service Royal Air Force
Years of service19391946
RankSquadron leader
Unit6th Airborne Division
CommandsAirborne Radar Unit