Sir Patrick Ford, 1st Baronet

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Ford baronets grave, Dean Cemetery

Sir Patrick Johnstone Ford, 1st Baronet (5 March 1880 – 28 September 1945)[1] was a Scottish Unionist Party politician.

For fought Edinburgh East as a Liberal Unionist at a by-election in 1909 and at the first general election of 1910, being defeated both times by the Liberal candidate in a straight fight.[2][3]

Ford was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North on his first attempt, at a by-election in 1920.[4] He was re-elected in 1922 general election, but was defeated in 1923 by the Liberal Party candidate Peter Raffan. He regained the seat at the 1924 general election, and held it until he stepped down at the 1935 general election.[4]

Ford was made a baronet of Westerdunes in the County of East Lothian on 27 July 1929.[5][1]

He is buried with his wife and son near the centre of Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baronetcies: F at Leigh Rayment's peerage pages
  2. ^ "East Edinburgh". The Courier. 17 April 1909. 
  3. ^ The Times House of Commons 1910. London: John Parkinson Bland at the Times Office. 1910. p. 94. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  5. ^ "No. 33523". The London Gazette. 6 August 1929. p. 5143. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Clyde, Lord Clyde
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North
19201923
Succeeded by
Peter Raffan
Preceded by
Peter Raffan
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North
19241935
Succeeded by
Alexander Erskine-Hill
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Westerdunes)
1929–1945
Succeeded by
Henry Russell Ford