Daniel Lipson

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Daniel Leopold Lipson (26 March 1886 – 14 April 1963) was a politician in the United Kingdom. Originally a teacher at Cheltenham College and later a headmaster, he became a member of Cheltenham Borough council, serving as mayor during the 1930s, before he was elected as an Independent Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cheltenham constituency at a by-election in 1937; the local Conservative party having refused to endorse him as its candidate following an anti-Jewish whispering campaign. He was re-elected at the 1945 general election as a National Independent, but at the 1950 election, his vote collapsed. He lost the seat to the Conservative Party candidate William Hicks Beach, coming third behind the Labour Party candidate.

Lipson was made an Alderman, and in 1953, an honorary Freeman of the Borough.

A road on the Hesters Way council estate in Cheltenham was named for him

He was also an enthusiastic supporter and a vice president of Cheltenham YMCA.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Walter Preston
Member of Parliament for Cheltenham
Succeeded by
William Hicks Beach