James Lindsay (Conservative politician)
|Member of Parliament for North Devon|
26 May 1955 – 8 October 1959
|Preceded by||Christopher Peto|
|Succeeded by||Jeremy Thorpe|
|Born||16 December 1906|
|Died||27 August 1997(aged 90)|
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
Background and education
Lindsay was the second and youngest son of David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford, and Constance Lilian, daughter of Sir Henry Pelly, 3rd Baronet. David Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford, was his elder brother. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.
Lindsay fought in the Second World War as a Major in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. At the 1955 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for North Devon, succeeding Christopher Peto. He served for one term until the 1959 election, when he lost his seat by only 362 votes to the Liberal candidate Jeremy Thorpe, who went on to become his party's leader.
Lindsay came from a political family, and was elected to Parliament in the same election as his nephew Lord Balniel (who represented Hertford, also as a Conservative). He married the Hon. Bronwen Mary, daughter of Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden, in 1933. They had three sons and one daughter. He died in August 1997, aged 90.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Lindsay
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for North Devon
1955 – 1959
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