Priscilla Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
|Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
7 April 1972 – 4 March 1974
|Prime Minister||Edward Heath|
|Preceded by||Richard Wood|
|Succeeded by||Julian Amery|
|Minister of State for Scotland|
23 June 1970 – 7 April 1972
|Prime Minister||Edward Heath|
|Preceded by||The Lord Hughes|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Polwarth|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland|
3 December 1962 – 16 October 1964
|Prime Minister||Harold Macmillan|
|Preceded by||Tam Galbraith|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Hughes|
|Member of the House of Lords|
1 July 1970 – 11 March 1978
|Member of Parliament for|
27 November 1946 – 10 March 1966
|Preceded by||Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt|
|Succeeded by||Donald Dewar|
25 January 1915
|Died||11 March 1978 (aged 63)|
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Unionist Party (until 1965)|
Maj. Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant
(m. 1934; died 1944)
The daughter of Brigadier Alan F. Thomson DSO, she married Major Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant, 11th Baronet, Grenadier Guards, in 1934. He was killed in action in 1944. She subsequently married author and politician the 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir in 1948.
House of Commons
Lady Tweedsmuir was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Aberdeen North in July 1945, and was elected for Aberdeen South in 1946, holding the seat until 1966. She consistently polled at least 50% of the vote with the exception of her defeat in 1966, a feat never achieved by any succeeding candidates in the constituency.
She was a delegate to the Council of Europe from 1950 to 1953, a UK Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1960–1961; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1962 to 1964.
House of Lords
Tweedsmuir was Minister of State at the Scottish Office from 1970–1972 and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1972–1974 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1974. In the House of Lords she served as Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, 1974–1977, and as Chairman of the Select Committee on European Communities, 1974–1977. She was also a Deputy Speaker.
She died of cancer in 1978, aged 63.
She was mentioned several times in the 2014 Loyal Address to Parliament on 4 June in the House of Commons by Penny Mordaunt.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
- "No. 45142". The London Gazette. 3 July 1970. p. 7377.
- "No. 46254". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 April 1974. p. 4395.
- Kenneth Baxter (2011). "Chapter Nine: Identity, Scottish Women and Parliament 1918-1979". In Campbell, Jodi A; Ewan, Elizabeth; Parker, Heather (eds.). The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation and the Worlds Beyond. Guelph, Ontario: Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Guelph. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-88955-589-1.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Priscilla Buchan, Lady Grant of Monymusk
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