Derrick Gunston

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Sir Derrick Wellesley Gunston, 1st Baronet (26 February 1891 – 13 July 1985) was a Unionist politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected at the 1924 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Thornbury constituency in Gloucestershire, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1945 general election by the Labour Party candidate Joseph Alpass.

In February 1938, he was made a Baronet, of Wickwar, Gloucestershire.

In 1943 he was on a British Parliamentary Commission to investigate the future of Newfoundland and Labrador; the other members were Charles Ammon (Chairman) and A. P. Herbert.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Athelstan Rendall
Member of Parliament for Thornbury
Succeeded by
Joseph Alpass
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
of Wickwar, Gloucestershire
Succeeded by
Richard Gunston