9 January 1912|
Surrey, United Kingdom
|Died||6 April 2002
Kingston on Thames
President, Liberal Party (UK)
Wingfield was educated at Freiburg University and the London School of Economics. She was a social worker and housewife. She was the niece of the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Charles McCurdy. Her granddaughter is Carita Ogden, who is a Liberal Democrat Councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Wingfield was active internally with the Liberal Party. She served on the Liberal Party Council from 1962. She was an executive member, of the British Group of Liberal International. She was Chairman of the Liberal Party social security panel. She was President of the Liberal Party from 1975-76. Her term of office coincided with the time of the revelations about party leader, Jeremy Thorpe's private life and his subsequent resignation.
Wingfield also stood as a Liberal candidate for public office. She stood as a candidate for the London County Council. She also stood four times for parliament; for Wokingham in 1964 and 1966, at the Walthamstow West by-election, 1967 and for Chippenham in 1970.
- "She kept the Liberals together after the Jeremy Thorpe affair" (obituary), The Guardian, London, 17 April 2002.
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- Meadowcroft, Michael (17 April 2002). "Margaret Wingfield". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- The Times House of Commons, 1964
- The Times House of Commons, 1966
- The Times House of Commons, 1970
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