Charles MacAndrew, 1st Baron MacAndrew

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Charles Glen MacAndrew, 1st Baron MacAndrew, TD, PC (13 January 1888 – 11 January 1979) was a Scottish Unionist politician.

Born in Ayrshire, he was educated at Uppingham School and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

MacAndrew was elected at the 1924 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kilmarnock constituency in Ayrshire, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1929 general election. He stood unsuccessfully in the Kilmarnock by-election in November 1929, but was returned to the House of Commons at the 1931 general election for Glasgow Partick, and in 1935 for Bute and Northern Ayrshire, holding that seat until he retired from the Commons in 1959.

He was Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, House of Commons, from May to July 1945 and from March 1950 to October 1951, and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of Ways and Means from 1951 to 1959.

He commanded the Ayrshire Yeomanry from 1932 to 1936 and was Honorary Colonel from 1951 to 1955. He was knighted in the King's Birthday Honours List 1935,[1] appointed a Privy Counsellor[2] in 1952 and was raised to the peerage as Baron MacAndrew in 1959.


  1. ^ London Gazette Issue 34166 published on 31 May 1935. Page 2 of 28
  2. ^ London Gazette Issue 39555 published on 30 May 1952. Page 1 of 38
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Climie
Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock
Succeeded by
Robert Climie
Preceded by
Adam McKinlay
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Partick
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Young
Preceded by
Aylmer Hunter-Weston
Member of Parliament for Bute and Northern Ayrshire
Succeeded by
Fitzroy Maclean
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron MacAndrew
Succeeded by
Colin MacAndrew