Thomas Sinclair (politician)

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Thomas Sinclair PC (17 December 1857 – 25 November 1940) was an Irish unionist politician.

Sinclair studied at Queen's University, Belfast before working as a surgeon.[1] He was elected to the Senate of Northern Ireland on its creation in 1921.[2]

He was elected as a Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Queen's University of Belfast at the 1923 UK general election.[3] From 1935 to 1937, Sinclair served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate of Northern Ireland.[2] He resigned his Westminster seat on 18 September 1940 by appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[3] but held his Senate seat until his death in November.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.205
  2. ^ a b c The Northern Ireland Senate, 1921-72, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Whitla
Member of Parliament for Queen's University of Belfast
1923–1940
Succeeded by
Douglas Lloyd Savory