David Webster (politician)

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David William Ernest Webster (20 October 1923 – 7 January 1969) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Born in Arbroath, Scotland, Webster was a stockbroker before entering Parliament. He contested Bristol North East in 1955. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Weston-super-Mare in the 1958 by-election after the death of Sir Ian Leslie Orr-Ewing.

He was returned at three subsequent general elections, before his death in 1969, following injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Austria. He was 45 years old. The consequent by-election for his seat was won by the Conservative candidate, Jerry Wiggin.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ian Leslie Orr-Ewing
Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare
Succeeded by
Jerry Wiggin