McNair-Wilson was educated at Eton College and was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards 1947-52, serving in Palestine and North Africa. He joined the staff of Conservative Central Office in 1955 and was a director of the London Municipal Society and a broadcaster.
McNair-Wilson was originally Member of Parliament for Lewisham West from 1964 until he lost the seat to Labour in 1966. He then won the 1968 by-election in the New Forest constituency, representing that seat until his retirement in 1997.
Patrick McNair-Wilson has five children, Jennifer, Arabella, Anne, Guy and Kate. He has four grandchildren, Lily, Jack, Edie and Charlie.
- The Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1966 & 1997
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Patrick McNair-Wilson
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