Cyril Atkinson

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Cyril Atkinson MP, 1926 portrait held by the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Cyril Atkinson (9 May 1874 – 29 January 1967)[1] was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Altrincham in Cheshire.

Political career[edit]

In 1924, he was chosen by Altrincham Unionists to be their parliamentary candidate for the seat they had lost to the Liberals in 1923. He did not have long to wait before an election, which he won, on a swing of 15%.[2]

At the 1929 General Election, he again face Robert Alstead, the Liberal he had unseated in 1924. The Labour party chose to field a candidate for the first time since 1922, which made Atkinson's job of holding the seat easier, giving him a majority of 18%.[2]

He was returned unopposed in 1931,[2] and in 1933 he resigned from the House of Commons on being appointed a High Court judge.

His son was the judge and Privy Councillor Fenton Atkinson.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Alstead
Member of Parliament for Altrincham
Succeeded by
Edward Grigg