Stanley Tiffany

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Stanley Tiffany CBE (11 June 1908 – 19 March 1971)[1] was an English Labour Co-operative[2] politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1945 to 1950.

He was the son of Alert Tiffany from Rothwell in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[3] He was educated at the Leeds Boys' Modern School, and became an electrical engineer, and a director of the Peterborough and District Co-operative Society.[3]

He was elected at the 1945 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Peterborough division of Northamptonshire,[4] defeating the sitting Conservative MP John Hely-Hutchinson, known by his courtesy title as Viscount Suirdale.[2] He held the seat until his defeat at the 1950 general election by the Conservative Harmar Nicholls.[5]

After leaving Parliament he returned to Yorkshire, becoming a member of Wakefield Borough Council from 1952 to 1967,[3] and owned a hotel in Bridlington.[3] He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967.[3]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 438. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 371. ISBN 0-85527-335-6. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 37238. p. 4293. 24 August 1945. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. ^ "UK General Election results February 1950". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Suirdale
Member of Parliament for Peterborough
Succeeded by
Harmar Nicholls