Peter Eckersley (cricketer)
Peter Thorp Eckersley (2 July 1904 – 13 August 1940) was the captain of Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1929 to 1935, who retired for a career as a Conservative Party politician. He was elected at the 1935 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester Exchange.
He died in 1940 in a flying accident near Eastleigh, Hampshire whilst serving with the Fleet Air Arm, becoming the fourth MP to be killed in World War II. A stained glass window to his memory is in Chowbent Unitarian Chapel in Atherton.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 187. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "House of Commons Debates vol 364 c753". Hansard. 14 August 1940. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
- "Chowbent Unitarian Chapel". www.chowbent-unitarian-chapel.org.uk.
- Cricinfo profile
- Peter Eckersley at Cricket Archive (includes photo)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Peter Eckersley
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