Albert Costain

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Sir Albert Costain (5 July 1910 – 5 March 1987) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe from 1959 to 1983, preceding future Conservative leader Michael Howard.

Costain was educated at King James's School, Knaresborough and the College of Estate Management. He became production director on the formation of Richard Costain Limited in 1933 and was later chairman of the company.

During his parliamentary career he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Public Building and Works from 1962 to 1964, to the Minister of Technology in 1970, to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1970-72, and to the Secretary of State for the Environment from 1972-74.

Costain was also a member of the Speaker's panel of chairman in the House of Commons. He was knighted in 1980.[citation needed]


  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1979 and 1983 editions

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Preceded by
Harry Mackeson
Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe
Succeeded by
Michael Howard