James Lovat-Fraser

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James Alexander Lovat-Fraser (16 March 1868 – 18 March 1938)[1] was a British Labour Party and then National Labour politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1929 to 1938.

He unsuccessfully contested Llandaff and Barry at the 1922 general election,[2] and Bristol Central at the 1924 general election.[3] He was elected at the 1929 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lichfield division of Staffordshire.[4] When the Labour Party split in 1931 over the budget, Lovat-Fraser was one of the minority of Labour MPs who supported the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald in forming a National Government with Conservative Party support.[5] He was re-elected as a National Labour candidate in 1931[6] and in 1935[7] and held the seat until his death in March 1938, aged 70.[1]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 559. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Craig, p. 105
  4. ^ "No. 33508". The London Gazette. 21 June 1929. p. 4114. 
  5. ^ Craig, p. 464
  6. ^ "No. 33769". The London Gazette. 6 November 1931. p. 7144. 
  7. ^ "No. 34223". The London Gazette. 26 November 1935. p. 7504. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Roderick Roy Wilson
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
Succeeded by
Cecil Charles Poole