James Remnant, 1st Baron Remnant
Remnant was the son of Frederick William Remnant of Southwold, Suffolk. He was educated at Harrow School and at Magdalen College, Oxford (1880–83). He was elected to the House of Commons at a by-election in March 1900 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn, a seat he held until 1928. He never held ministerial office but was a member of the Select Committee on Taxation of Land Value (Scotland) in 1904, of the Royal Commission on Canals and Inland Navigation from 1906 to 1910, of the Select Committee on Police Day of Rest from 1908 to 1909, of the Home Office Committee on Conditions and Pay of Police in 1919 and of the Rating Machinery Committee in 1924. Remnant was created a Baronet, of Wenhaston in the County of Suffolk, in July 1917 and following his retirement from the House of Commons, on 26 June 1928 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Remnant, of Wenhaston in the County of Suffolk.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "No. 27177". The London Gazette. 27 March 1900. p. 2039.
- "No. 30248". The London Gazette. 24 August 1917. p. 8698.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "R" (part 1) [self-published source][better source needed]
- "No. 33398". The London Gazette. 29 June 1928. p. 4411.
- Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (1922). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1922. London: Dean & Son. p. 135.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Remnant
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Charles Hall
|Member of Parliament for Holborn
1900 – 1928
Stuart James Bevan
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Remnant
Robert John Farquaharson Remnant