Patrick McNair-Wilson

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Sir Patrick Michael Ernest David McNair-Wilson (born 28 May 1929) is a British Conservative politician.

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.

He is the elder brother of the late Sir Michael McNair-Wilson, former MP for Newbury.


Patrick McNair-Wilson has five children, Jennifer, Arabella, Anne, Guy and Kate. He has four grandchildren, Lily, Jack, Edie and Charlie.[citation needed]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Price
Member of Parliament for Lewisham West
Succeeded by
James Dickens
Preceded by
Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre
Member of Parliament for New Forest
Constituency abolished