He was elected at the 1924 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Northern division of Dorset, having unsuccessfully contested the seat at both the 1922 and 1923 elections. Hanbury was re-elected at the next three general elections, and died in office in 1937, aged 66.
He was knighted on 11 July 1935.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 335. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "Gazette Issue 34180". London Gazette. 16 July 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Cecil Hanbury
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