Lucy Middleton

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Lucy Middleton
Member of Parliament
for Plymouth Sutton
In office
5 July 1945 – 24 October 1951
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by The Viscountess Astor
Succeeded by Jakie Astor
Personal details
Born Lucy Annie Cox
(1894-05-09)9 May 1894
Died 20 November 1983(1983-11-20) (aged 89)
Political party Labour

Lucy Annie Middleton (née Cox; 9 May 1894 – 20 November 1983) was a Labour politician in the United Kingdom.

Personal life[edit]

In 1936, she married James Middleton, General Secretary of the Labour Party.[1]


In the 1945 landslide general election, Middleton was elected Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, gaining the seat from the Conservatives, after the retirement of her predecessor Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor.

Middleton held Plymouth Sutton until 1951, when it was gained by another member of the Astor family, Jakie Astor.

Lucy Middleton was an active member of Wimbledon Labour Party when the idea of publishing a book on the contribution of women to the labour movement was put forward as a way to celebrate International Women's Year. The Labour Party agreed to publish the book, and Lucy Middleton edited the essays of the 9 younger women she had invited to contribute. When finished the Labour Party General Secretary decided there was no money to publish the book, but Croom Helm agreed to publish it as "Women in the Labour Movement, the British experience" in 1977.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Viscountess Astor
Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton
Succeeded by
Jakie Astor