He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Shrewsbury at the 1929 general election. He was re-elected in 1931 and 1935, and held the seat until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1945 election.
He announced in April 1945 that he would not stand again at the next election.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- The London Gazette: . 21 June 1929. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- The London Gazette: . 6 November 1931. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- The London Gazette: . 26 November 1935. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 452. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "Commons Ballot Private Members' Bills, Variety Of Subjects". The Times (London). 6 February 1936. pp. 14, col G.
- Thatcher, Margaret (10 December 1981). "Speech to the Shrewsbury Beaconsfield Club (centenary dinner)". Margaret Thatcher Foundation. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "M.P. Granted Decree Nisi". The Times (London). 17 February 1945. pp. 2, col D.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Arthur Duckworth
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