Malcolm McCorquodale, 1st Baron McCorquodale of Newton

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Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale, 1st Baron McCorquodale of Newton PC (29 March 1901 – 25 September 1971) was a British businessman and Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

McCorquodale was the son of Norman McCorquodale, of Winslow Hall, Buckinghamshire, and the grandson of George McCorquodale, founder of McCorquodale printers. His mother was Constance Helena, daughter of Edmund Charles Burton. He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

Business career[edit]

McCorquodale was chairman of McCorquodale and Company Ltd, and a director of the Bank of Scotland.[1]

Political career[edit]

At the 1931 general election, McCorquodale was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sowerby, and held the seat at the 1935 election. in 1939 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the President of the Board of Trade, Oliver Stanley. From 1940 to 1941 he fought in the Second World War as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. From 1942 to 1945 he was PPS to the Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin. In the Labour Party landslide at the 1945 general election he lost his seat to Labour's John Belcher. In the same year, he was appointed as a Privy Councillor.[1]

McCorquodale returned to Parliament two years later, when he was elected as MP for in Epsom at a by-election in December 1947, following the resignation of Conservative MP Sir Archibald Southby. He retired from House of Commons at the 1955 general election[1] and in September 1955 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron McCorquodale of Newton, of Newton-le-Willows in the County Palatine of Lancaster.[2]

Family[edit]

Lord McCorquodale married firstly Winifred Sophia Doris, daughter of James Oscar Max Clark, in 1931. They had two daughters. After her death in November 1960 he married secondly the Honourable Daisy Yoskul Consuelo, daughter of Weetman Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray and widow of both Robert Brampton Gurdon and Alistair Monteith Gibb, in 1962. Lord McCorquodale died in September 1971, aged 70, when the barony became extinct. Lady McCorquodale died in 1979.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William John Tout
Member of Parliament for Sowerby
19311945
Succeeded by
John Belcher
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Southby, Bt
Member of Parliament for Epsom
19471955
Succeeded by
Peter Rawlinson
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron McCorquodale of Newton
1955–1971
Extinct