Lancelot Sanderson

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Lancelot Sanderson, Conservative MP

Sir Lancelot Sanderson KC (24 October 1863 – 9 March 1944) was a British Conservative politician and judge.

A barrister of the Inner Temple, he was appointed Recorder of Wigan in 1901[1] and took silk in 1903.[2] He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Appleby division of Westmorland at the January 1910 general election, regaining a formerly Conservative seat which had been held by Liberal MPs since 1900.[3] He was re-elected in the general election of December 1910, but resigned his seat[4] and recordership in October 1915, when he was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature in Calcutta.[5] Upon his resignation from that position in 1926, Sanderson was appointed to the Privy Council and sat on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from 1934 until 1935.[6] He died in Lancaster aged 80.

Sanderson was also a cricketer.[7] He played two first-class matches; the first for Lancashire in 1884, and the second for the Marylebone Cricket Club four years later.[8]


  1. ^ "no. 27378". The London Gazette. 19 November 1901. p. 7472. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "no. 27531". The London Gazette. 3 March 1903. p. 1415. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 412. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "no. 29368". The London Gazette. 16 November 1915. p. 11337. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  6. ^ "no. 34211". The London Gazette. 25 October 1935. p. 6697. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Lancelot Sanderson player profile". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "First-class matches played by Lancelot Sanderson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Leifchild Jones
Member of Parliament for Appleby
January 19101915
Succeeded by
Cecil Lowther