He was elected Conservative MP for Leyton West in the 1918 UK General Election. Within days of the declaration, Wrightson contracted influenza, which deteriorated to pneumonia, and he died early in 1919, aged 44, six days before the new Parliament met. It is likely he was a victim of the Spanish Flu pandemic.
He thus became one of only a handful of elected British MPs never to have taken their seats.
- The Times, death notice, 31 January 1919
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