Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Murton of Lindisfarne
OBE TD PC
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
3 February 1976 – 10 May 1979
Preceded by George Thomas
Succeeded by Bernard Weatherill
First Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means
In office
28 February 1974 – 3 February 1976
Preceded by Lance Mallalieu
Succeeded by Myer Galpern
Second Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means
In office
1973 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by Lance Mallalieu
Succeeded by Myer Galpern
Member of Parliament
for Poole
In office
15 October 1964 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by Richard Pilkington
Succeeded by John Ward
Personal details
Born 8 May 1914
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Died 5 July 2009(2009-07-05) (aged 95)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Uppingham School

Henry Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne OBE TD PC (8 May 1914 – 5 July 2009[1]) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Career[edit]

Murton was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne[2] and educated at Uppingham School. He joined the Territorial Army with a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1934. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1937 and to Captain in 1939. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the General Staff from 1942 to 1946. He later became a managing director of department stores.

Murton was Member of Parliament for Poole from 1964 to 1979, preceding John Ward. Murton was a government whip under Edward Heath and later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1973 to 1979. He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor in 1976, and after his retirement from the House of Commons at the 1979 general election, he was given a life peerage as Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, of Hexham in the County of Northumberland on 25 July 1979.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lords Hansard, 6 July 2009
  2. ^ Births England and Wales 1837-1915
  3. ^ "no. 47914". The London Gazette. 27 July 1979. p. 9521. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Pilkington
Member of Parliament for Poole
19641979
Succeeded by
John Ward
Preceded by
Lance Mallalieu
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
1973 – 1974
Succeeded by
Vacant - post next held by
Sir Myer Galpern
Preceded by
Lance Mallalieu
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
1974 – 1976
Succeeded by
Sir Myer Galpern
Preceded by
George Thomas
Chairman of Ways and Means
1976 – 1979
Succeeded by
Bernard Weatherill