George Wallace, Baron Wallace of Coslany

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Wallace of Coslany
Personal details
Born George Douglas Wallace
(1906-04-18)18 April 1906
Cheltenham, England
Died 11 November 2003(2003-11-11) (aged 97)
Sidcup, Kent, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Occupation Politician

George Douglas Wallace, Baron Wallace of Coslany (18 April 1906 – 11 November 2003) was a British Labour Party politician.

Wallace was born in Cheltenham and attended Cheltenham Central School. He became an office manager before volunteering to join the RAF in 1941, serving during World War II and rising to the rank of Sergeant.

He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chislehurst in 1945 general election. In 1950, Wallace lost to Conservative Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith by 167 votes. It was 14 years later in 1964 before he returned to Parliament, representing Norwich North. He retired from the House of Commons at the February 1974 election, and became a life peer as Baron Wallace of Coslany, of Coslany in the City of Norwich, on 17 January 1975.[1]

Wallace served as a Lord-in-Waiting from 1977 to 1979, and was a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from 1970 to 1986.

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  1. ^ "No. 46472". The London Gazette. 21 January 1975. p. 885. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Waldron Smithers
Member of Parliament for Chislehurst
19451950
Succeeded by
Patricia Hornsby-Smith
Preceded by
John Paton
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
1964February 1974
Succeeded by
David Ennals