Charles Williams (British politician)

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This article is about the British politician, MP for Devon. For other people called Charles or Charlie Williams, see Charles Williams.

Charles Williams PC (21 April 1886 – 28 Oct 1955) was a Conservative Party politician in England. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for constituencies in Devon from 1918 to 1922, and from 1924 to 1955.

He was elected to the House of Commons on his first attempt, as a Coalition Conservative candidate for the Tavistock constituency at the 1918 general election, defeating his Liberal Party opponent with a majority of 13% of the votes.[1] However, at the 1922 general election, the Liberal took the seat on a swing of over 10%.

At the 1923 election, he stood in Torquay, where he lost narrowly to the Liberal candidate.[2] He won the seat at the 1924 general election,[2] and represented Torquay until in Parliament until his death at the aged of 69, a few months after being returned for the ninth time at the 1955 election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 330. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 332. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ "UK General Election results May 1955". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Ward Spear
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
19181922
Succeeded by
Maxwell Ruthven Thornton
Preceded by
Piers Gilchrist Thompson
Member of Parliament for Torquay
19241955
Succeeded by
Sir Frederic Bennett