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|The Right Honourable
The Lord Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon
4 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||Shirley Williams|
|Succeeded by||Francis Pym|
|Member of Parliament
15 August 1963 – 9 June 1983
|Preceded by||John Profumo|
|Succeeded by||Alan Howarth|
|Member of Parliament
for Ealing South
23 February 1950 – 12 June 1958
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Brian Batsford|
|Born||8 September 1912|
|Died||9 November 1993
|Alma mater||Oriel College, Oxford|
Angus Edmund Upton Maude, Baron Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon PC (8 September 1912 – 9 November 1993) was a British Conservative politician and cabinet minister from 1979 until 1981. He was the father of Conservative MP Francis Maude.
He was born at 44 Temple Fortune Lane, Hendon, Middlesex, the only child of Alan Hamer Maude (1885–1979), journalist and army officer, and Dorothy Maude Upton, daughter of Frederic Upton, a civil servant. Maude was educated, mainly in Classics, at Rugby School and at Oriel College, Oxford where he obtained a Second Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1933. He became a journalist and author, working on The Times (1933–4) and The Daily Mail (1934–9).
Maude was elected Member of Parliament for Ealing South in 1950. He continued to work in journalism and was Director of the Conservative Political Centre, 1951–55. In 1958, he resigned his seat to become editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, a post which he held until 1961. He attempted to return to Parliament, but was beaten in a 1962 by-election at South Dorset by 704 votes by Labour's Guy Barnett. He was then elected to represent the constituency of Stratford-on-Avon from a by-election in 1963 until 1983.
Maude was shadow aviation spokesman, but was sacked in 1967 by Edward Heath after criticising party policy. When Margaret Thatcher became leader, she brought him back into the fold after he played a key role in her bid for the leadership in 1975. When she came to power in May 1979, he was appointed to the position of Paymaster-General with a seat in the cabinet, with Thatcher saying "I was anxious to have Angus Maude in the Cabinet to benefit from his years of political experience, his sound views, and his acid wit."  However, Maude resigned relatively soon after, in January 1981, following which he received a knighthood.
House of Lords
Maude gave up his seat at the 1983 UK general election, and was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer on 19 September 1983, taking the title Baron Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon, of Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwickshire. He died in 1993.
- Margaret Thatcher, The Downing Street Years (HarperCollins, 1993), p. 29.
- The London Gazette: . 3 March 1981.
- The London Gazette: . 22 September 1983.
- The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics – Off the Record
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Ealing South
|Member of Parliament for Stratford-upon-Avon