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.

References[edit]

  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
19221934
Succeeded by
Richard Tufnell
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Eltisley
1934–1942
Extinct