Hugh Lawson (British politician)
Hugh McDowall Lawson (13 February 1912 – 23 March 1997) was a politician in the United Kingdom's short-lived Common Wealth Party, which was founded to contest parliamentary by-elections during World War II.
He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Skipton at a by-election in January 1944, then contested Harrow West in the 1945 general election, where he lost. Lawson also contested the Rushcliffe constituency in Nottinghamshire in 1950 for the Labour Party, but was not elected.
- Lawson, Richard; Lawson, Doug (21 May 1997). "Obituary: Hugh Lawson". The Independent. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hugh Lawson
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