Michael Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead
Michael Norman Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead (born 9 October 1920) is a former British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1960 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1992.
He was educated at Sedbergh School.
At the general election in May 1955, Shaw fought the safe Labour seat of Dewsbury, losing by over 7,000 votes. At the general election in October 1959, he contested the Labour-held marginal constituency of Brighouse and Spenborough. He lost by only 47 votes to the sitting MP Lewis John Edwards, who died the following month.
At the resulting by-election in March 1960, he won the seat with a majority of 666 votes over Labour's Colin Jackson. However, Jackson regained the seat for Labour at the general election by a majority of 922.
Shaw returned to Parliament at the 1966 general election, when he was elected for the safe Conservative constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. He held that seat until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when he was re-elected for the new Scarborough constituency. He continued to represent Scarborough until he retired at the 1992 general election, making a total of 30 years as an MP.
Sir Michael was created a life peer on 30 September 1994 with the title Baron Shaw of Northstead, of Liversedge in the County of West Yorkshire. He retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2015.
- 'The General Election: Last Night's Results', The Times, 27 May 1956.
- The London Gazette: . 12 June 1982.
- The London Gazette: . 1 February 1983.
- The London Gazette: . 5 October 1994.
- http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/lords/retired-lords/ Retired members of the House of Lords
- Times Guide to the House of Commons 1987,
- UK General Elections since 1832
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Michael Shaw
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