John James Oddy

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John James Oddy (24 February 1867 – 20 February 1921)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Pudsey at a by-election in June 1908, but was defeated at the January 1910 general election.[2]

He unsuccessfully fought the seat again in the December 1910 general election.[2]

The eldest son of Mr. James Oddy of Morlands Hall, Birkenshaw, he was educated at Harrogate College and Leys School, Cambridge. He began his business career in his father's mills aged 17. On the retirement of his father in 1906 he became head of the firm, which is involved with woolen and worsted manufacturing at Moorland Mills.

His family occupied prominent positions in the commercial and public life for Bradford since the 1840s.[3]

He is buried in the graveyard at Bolton Abbey.


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 443. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Election Intelligence". The Times. June 22, 1908. pp. 9 col. 2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Whiteley
Member of Parliament for Pudsey
1908January 1910
Succeeded by
Frederick Ogden