Hugh Lea

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Hugh Cecil Lea

Hugh Cecil Lea (27 May 1869 – 29 January 1926) was a British Liberal Party politician and newspaper proprietor.


He was a son of Carl Adolph Lea and Elizabeth Maria Matthews. He was educated in Boulogne, Reims and Munich.[1]


St Pancras East in London County, showing boundaries 1885- 1918

He saw service in both the British and American Armies.[2] He was Liberal MP for St Pancras East from 1906–10. Standing for parliament for the first time, he gained the seat from the Conservative at the 1906 General Election. He only served one parliamentary term before standing down at the General Election of January 1910. He did not stand for parliament again.[3] He was a Member of London County Council, representing St Pancras East for the Liberal Party backed Progressives from 1910–13.[4] He was on the London staff of the African Review. He owned the Wine and Spirit Trade Record. He died after a short illness at the age of 50.


  • Who Was Who
  • British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.


  1. ^ Who Was Who
  2. ^ Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914 By Matthew Johnson
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.
  4. ^ Who Was Who

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Wrightson
Member of Parliament for St Pancras East
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Joseph Martin