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Michael M. Fidler (10 February 1916 – 5 September 1989) was a British Conservative Party politician. [1]

Fidler was Member of Parliament (MP) for Bury and Radcliffe from 1970 until the October 1974 general election, [1] when he lost his seat to Labour's Frank White.

In the 1974 election, Fidler was targeted by the neo-nazi British Movement. [2] [3]

Fidler was also the first Jewish mayor in Prestwich. Active in the Jewish community for many years, he was president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1967 until 1973. He founded the lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel.

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  1. 1 2 Alderman, Geoffrey (1992). Modern British Jewry (1 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 375. ISBN   0-19-820145-1 . Retrieved 3 March 2023 via Internet Archive.
  2. Macklin, Graham (27 March 2020). Failed Führers: A History of Britain's Extreme Right. Routledge. ISBN   978-1-317-44880-8.
  3. Jackson, Paul (15 December 2016). Colin Jordan and Britain's Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler's Echo. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN   978-1-4725-0906-2.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Bury and Radcliffe
1970Oct. 1974
Succeeded by