Priscilla Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
|The Right Honourable|
The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
|Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South|
26 November 1946 – 30 March 1966
|Prime Minister||Clement Attlee|
|Preceded by||Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt|
|Succeeded by||Donald Dewar|
|Born||25 January 1915|
|Died||11 March 1978 (aged 63)|
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Unionist Party (until 1965)|
Maj. Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant|
The Lord Tweedsmuir
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 the author and politician, the 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir, in 1948.
House of Commons
She was a delegate to the Council of Europe from 1950–1953, a UK Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1960–1961; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1962–1964.
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.
Styles of address
- 1915–1934: Miss Priscilla Thomson
- 1934–1944: Lady Grant[a]
- 1944–1946: Dowager Lady Grant[b]
- 1946–1948: Dowager Lady Grant MP
- 1948–1966: The Rt Hon. The Lady Tweedsmuir MP[c]
- 1966–1970: The Rt Hon. The Lady Tweedsmuir
- 1970–1974: The Rt Hon. The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie[d]
- 1974–1978: The Rt Hon. The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie PC
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. 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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