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Albert James Murray (9 January 1930 – 10 February 1980), known as Baron Murray of Gravesend from 1976, was a Labour Party politician.

The son of a railway porter, and left school aged 14 to work as a messenger for a photographic agency.

Following National Service, he became a printer's assistant, and a member of the governing council of the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants.

He was a member of Southwark Borough Council from 1953-62 and of the London County Council representing Camberwell, Dulwich from 1958-65.

At the 1959 general election he stood at Bromley against the sitting Conservative Party Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan. At the 1964 general election he won the marginal seat of Gravesend, Kent from the Conservatives and held it in 1966, but was defeated in 1970.

In Harold Wilson's resignation honours he was created a life peer, and he was a member of the European Parliament from 1976-78 and 1978-79.

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