Cyril Lakin

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Cyril Harry Alfred Lakin (29 December 1893 – 23 June 1948)[1] was a Welsh politician and farmer who was the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Llandaff and Barry in South Wales. He won the seat at a by-election in June 1942, with a 5,655 majority over an independent Labour candidate,[2] but was defeated at the 1945 general election by the official Labour Party candidate Lynn Ungoed-Thomas.[2]

Lakin lived in London, his family lived at Highlight Farm in what is now Highlight Park, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.[3] His wife was Vera Marjory Savill, whom he married in 1926. They had one daughter Bridget, who was born in 1927. He died in France, his wife died in Hampshire, Isle of Wight in 1990


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 559. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's who of British members of parliament: a biographical dictionary of the House of Commons, based on annual volumes of Dod's 'parliamentary companion' and other sources. Harvester Press. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 


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Preceded by
Patrick Munro
Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry
Succeeded by
Lynn Ungoed-Thomas