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He was member of Parliament for Hull North, first elected in a by-election in 1966. Labour's win in the by-election in what had been a Conservative seat, probably helped convince Harold Wilson to call the 1966 election and led to the building of the Humber Bridge.
McNamara was known in his years in parliament as an Irish nationalist and served as a frontbench spokesman for the Labour Party. He stepped down at the 2005 general election, with the local Constituency Labour Party choosing Diana Johnson to stand in his place.
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