Donald Scott (politician)

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Sir Robert Donald Scott (also known as Donald Scott[1]) (13 November 1901 – 18 June 1974) was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wansbeck in a by-election on 22 July 1940, but at the 1945 general election he lost his seat to Labour's Alf Robens, who won with a majority of over 13,000 votes.

He held office as joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,from May-July 1945.

At the 1950 general election, he was returned to Parliament for the new constituency of Penrith and The Border, where he was re-elected at the 1951 election. He stood down at the 1955 general election, when he was succeeded by the future Deputy Prime Minister William Whitelaw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCOTT, Sir (Robert) Donald". Who Was Who. A & C Black. 1920–2008. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bernard Cruddas
Member of Parliament for Wansbeck
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Succeeded by
Alfred Robens
Preceded by
new constituency
Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border
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Succeeded by
William Whitelaw