UK MPs 1922–1923

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  1. George Barker

    George Barker


    George Lincoln Barker (born August 24, 1951, in Eldorado, Illinois) is an American politician of the Democratic Party from Virginia. He currently serves in the Senate of Virginia, representing the 39th district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties, plus part of the City of Alexandria. He was first elected in November 2007.

  2. Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain


    Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his appeasement foreign policy, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the German-speaking Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. However, when Adolf Hitler later invaded Poland, the UK declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, and Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of World War II.

  3. Nancy Astor

    Nancy Astor


    Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH (19May 1879 – 2May 1964) was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat. She was an American-born English socialite who made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. Her first husband was an American, Robert Gould Shaw II, and they divorced. She served in Parliament as a representative of the Conservative Party for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down.

  4. David Lloyd George

    David Lloyd George


    David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM KStJ PC (17 January 1863  – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman.

  5. Stanley Baldwin

    Stanley Baldwin


    Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley KG PC FRS (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a British Conservative politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister, he is the only premier to have served under three monarchs (George V, Edward VIII and George VI).

  6. Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett

    Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett


    Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett, PC, FRS, DL (23 October 1868 – 27 December 1930), known as Sir Alfred Mond, Bt, between 1910 and 1928, was a British industrialist, financier and politician. In his later life he became an active Zionist.

  7. Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe

    Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe


    Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, CBE RD PC (1 May 1884, Mayfair, London – 26 July 1964, Amersham, Buckinghamshire), styled as Viscount Curzon from 1900 to 1929, was a British naval officer, Member of Parliament, and motor racing driver and promotor. In the 1918 UK General Election he won the Battersea South seat as the candidate of the Conservative Party, which he held until 1929. While in Parliament he took up motor racing, and later won the 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans race. He ascended to the Peerage in 1929, succeeding his father as the 5th Earl Howe. Earl Howe co-founded the British Racing Drivers' Club with Dudley Benjafield in 1928, and served as its President until his death in 1964.

  8. George Lansbury

    George Lansbury


    George Lansbury, PC (22 February 1859 – 7 May 1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. Apart from a brief period of ministerial office during the Labour government of 1929–31, he spent his political life campaigning against established authority and vested interests, his main causes being the promotion of social justice, women's rights and world disarmament. Originally a radical Liberal, Lansbury converted to socialism in the early 1890s, and thereafter served his local community in the East End of London in numerous elective offices. His activities were underpinned by his Christian beliefs which, except for a short period of doubt, sustained him through his life. Elected to parliament in 1910, he resigned his seat in 1912 to campaign for women's suffrage, and was briefly imprisoned after publicly supporting militant action.

  9. Bonar Law

    Bonar Law


    Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923), commonly called Bonar Law (BON-ahh), was a British Conservative Party statesman and Prime Minister. Born in the colony of New Brunswick (now in Canada), he is the only British Prime Minister to have been born outside the British Isles.

  10. Sir Robert Pattinson

    Sir Robert Pattinson


    Sir Robert Pattinson (1872 - 4 December 1954) was the Chairman of Kesteven County Council for 20 years and briefly a Liberal MP.

  11. Robert Richards

    Robert Richards


    Robert Richards (born 22 September 1971) is an Australian rower. He was born in Ballarat.

  12. Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne

    Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne


    Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne, DSO & Bar, PC (29 March 1880 – 6 November 1944) was an Anglo-Irish politician and businessman. He served as the British minister of state in the Middle East until November 1944, when he was assassinated by the Jewish terrorist group Lehi. The assassination of Lord Moyne sent shock waves through Palestine and the rest of the world.

  13. Sir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Baronet

    Sir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Baronet


    Sir Philip Albert Gustave David Sassoon, 3rd Baronet GBE CMG PC (4 December 1888 – 3 June 1939) was a British politician, art collector and social host, entertaining many celebrity guests at his homes, Port Lympne Mansion, Kent, and Trent Park, Hertfordshire, England.

  14. Manny Shinwell, Baron Shinwell

    Manny Shinwell, Baron Shinwell


    Emanuel Shinwell, Baron Shinwell, CH, PC (18 October 1884 – 8 May 1986), known informally as Manny Shinwell, was a British trade union official, Labour politician and one of the leading figures of Red Clydeside.

  15. John Bertrand Watson

    John Bertrand Watson


    Sir (John) Bertrand Watson (16 May 1878 – 16 February 1948) was an English lawyer, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and Liberal Party politician.

  16. Cooper Rawson

    Cooper Rawson


    Sir Alfred Cooper Rawson (26 July 1876 – 11 January 1946) was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician. After a decade in local government, he sat in the House of Commons from 1922 to 1944.

  17. Sir Clive Morrison-Bell, 1st Baronet

    Sir Clive Morrison-Bell, 1st Baronet


    Sir Arthur Clive Morrison-Bell, 1st Baronet (19 April 1871 – 16 April 1956), known as Arthur Clive Bell until 1905, was a British soldier and Conservative Party parliamentarian.

  18. Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

    Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote


    Thomas Walker Hobart Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote CBE, PC, KC (5 March 1876 – 11 October 1947) was a British politician who served in many legal posts, culminating in serving as Lord Chancellor from 1939 until 1940. Despite legal posts dominating his career for all but four years, he is most prominently remembered for serving as Minister for Coordination of Defence from 1936 until 1939.

  19. J. R. Clynes

    J. R. Clynes


    John Robert Clynes PC (27 March 1869 – 23 October 1949) was a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 35 years, and as leader of the Labour Party (from 14 February 1921 to 21 November 1922), led the party in its breakthrough at the 1922 general election. He was the first Englishman to serve as leader of the Labour Party

  20. H.H. Asquith

    H.H. Asquith


    Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith KG PC KC (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928), served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century.

  21. George Courthope, 1st Baron Courthope

    George Courthope, 1st Baron Courthope


    George Loyd Courthope, 1st Baron Courthope PC, MC (12 June 1877 – 2 September 1955), known as Sir George Courthope, Bt, from 1925 to 1945, was a British Conservative Party politician.

  22. James Chuter Ede

    James Chuter Ede


    James Chuter Ede, Baron Chuter-Ede CH PC JP DL (11 September 1882 – 11 November 1965) was a British teacher, trade unionist and Labour politician. He served as Home Secretary under Prime Minister Clement Attlee from 1945 to 1951, becoming the longest-serving Home Secretary of the 20th century.

  23. Aylmer Hunter-Weston

    Aylmer Hunter-Weston


    Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston KCB DSO GStJ (23 September 1864 – 18 March 1940) was a British Army general who served in World War I at Gallipoli and in the very early stages of the Somme Offensive. He was also a Member of Parliament.

  24. Oswald Mosley

    Oswald Mosley


    Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet (/ɒzwɔːld.ˈmzli/; 16 November 1896 – 3 December 1980) was an English politician, known principally as the founder of the British Union of Fascists (BUF). He was a Member of Parliament for Harrow from 1918 to 1924, and for Smethwick from 1926 to 1931, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–31, a position he resigned due to his disagreement with the Labour Government's unemployment policies. He then formed the New Party which merged with the BUF (which included the Blackshirts) in 1932.

  25. John Leng Sturrock

    John Leng Sturrock


    John Leng Sturrock (1878 – 22 July 1943) was a Scottish newspaper publisher and Liberal politician.

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