Cedric Drewe

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Sir Cedric Drewe
Member of Parliament for Honiton
In office
27 October 1931 – 26 May 1955
Preceded by Clive Morrison-Bell
Succeeded by Robert Mathew
Member of Parliament for South Molton
In office
29 October 1924 – 30 May 1929
Preceded by George Lambert
Succeeded by George Lambert
Personal details
Born Cedric Drewe
(1896-05-26)26 May 1896
Culverden Castle, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Died 21 January 1971(1971-01-21) (aged 74)
Broadhembury, Devon
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Beatrice Foster Newington (m. 1918)
Children Walter
Parents Julius Drewe
Frances Drewe
Alma mater Eton College

Sir Cedric Drewe KCVO (26 May 1896 – 21 January 1971) was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the son of Julius Drewe, the English businessman, retailer, and entrepreneur.[1]

At the 1924 general election, he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for South Molton in Devon, defeating the long-serving Liberal MP, George Lambert, who had held the seat since 1891.[2] Lambert regained the seat at the next contest, the 1929 general election, and went on to represent South Molton until he retired from the Commons at the 1945 general election.

Drewe returned to Parliament two years later, at the 1931 general election, for the Honiton constituency.[2] He held the seat until he retired from Parliament at the 1955 general election.

He never held ministerial office, but was a Conservative whip for many years, and in Winston Churchill's 1951-55 government, he was the government's deputy chief whip, with the formal title of Treasurer of the Household.[3][4]

Drewe was appointed into the Royal Victorian Order, as a Knight Commander, by Queen Elizabeth II, on 1 June 1953.[5]


  1. ^ "Sir Cedric Drewe, K.C.V.O., M.P.". Geni. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. pp. 311–312. ISBN 0-900178-01-9. 
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  5. ^ "Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood" (PDF). The London Gazette. 26 May 1953. p. 2946. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Lambert
Member of Parliament for South Molton
Succeeded by
George Lambert
Preceded by
Clive Morrison-Bell
Member of Parliament for Honiton
Succeeded by
Robert Mathew
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Pearson
Treasurer of the Household
(Deputy Chief Whip)

Succeeded by
Tam Galbraith