William Craven-Ellis

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William Craven Ellis in 1928

William Craven Craven-Ellis (1880 – 17 December 1959), born William Craven Ellis was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Ellis was educated at Manchester Grammar School, and became a senior partner of Ellis & Sons, Valuers and Surveyors. He assumed the name Craven-Ellis by deed poll in 1931.[1]

At the 1929 general election, he unsuccessfully contested the safe Labour-held seat of Barnsley, where he came third with only 15% of the votes.

At the 1931 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1945 general election. In the House of Commons, he was chair of the Parliamentary Monetary Committee from 1934 to 1944.

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  1. ^ The Collected Interwar Papers and Correspondence of Roy Harrod

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ralph Morley and
Tommy Lewis
Member of Parliament for Southampton
19311945
With: Sir Charles Coupar Barrie, to 1940
Sir John Reith
William Stanley Russell Thomas, 1940–1945
Succeeded by
Ralph Morley and
Tommy Lewis