Assheton Pownall

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall OBE, TD (1877 – 29 October 1953) was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Member of Parliament for Lewisham East from 1918 to 1945.[1] During the late 1930s Pownall was a member of the Anglo-German Fellowship.[2] He belonged to the moderate tendency within the Fellowship, stating that it existed "only to promote good relations between us and Germany" and was in no way in favour of Nazism.[3]


  1. ^ Hansard profile
  2. ^ Martin Pugh, "Hurrah For the Blackshirts!" Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the War, Pimlico, 2006, p. 270
  3. ^ Richard Griffiths, Fellow Travellers on the Right, Oxford University Press, 1983, p. 184

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Lewisham East
Succeeded by
Herbert Morrison