Paul Hawkins (politician)

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Sir Paul Lancelot Hawkins (7 August 1912 – 29 December 2002) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Hawkins was educated at Cheltenham College and served in the Royal Norfolk Regiment of the Territorial Army 1933–45. He was a livestock auctioner and chartered surveyor, and served as a councillor on Norfolk County Council.

Hawkins was Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk from 1964 to 1987 when he retired. Future minister Gillian Shephard was his successor. Sir Paul was a Government Whip under Edward Heath (1970–1974), serving as an assistant whip 1970–1971, a Lord of the Treasury 1971–1973, and Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1973–1974. He was knighted in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ "no. 49120". The London Gazette. 24 September 1982. p. 12413. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Albert Hilton
Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk
Succeeded by
Gillian Shephard
Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Clegg
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
Don Concannon