George Newton, 1st Baron Eltisley

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George Douglas Cochrane Newton, 1st Baron Eltisley KBE MP (14 July 1879 – 2 September 1942) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire for 1909.[1] Following the First World War, he joined the Rural Reconstruction in the Department of the Ministry of Reconstruction. He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 New Year Honours.[2]

He was then elected as Member of Parliament for Cambridge at a by-election in 1922 following the resignation of the Conservative MP Sir Eric Geddes.

Newton retained the seat at the 1922 general election, and was re-elected at four further elections until he was elevated to the peerage in 1934 as Baron Eltisley, of Croxton in the County of Cambridge.[3] The title became extinct on his death in September 1942, aged 63.


  1. ^ "No. 28229". The London Gazette. 2 March 1909. p. 1655. 
  2. ^ "No. 31114". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 January 1919. p. 448. 
  3. ^ "No. 34015". The London Gazette. 16 January 1934. p. 386. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Eric Geddes
Member of Parliament for Cambridge
Succeeded by
Richard Tufnell
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Eltisley