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.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "G" (part 3) [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Derrick Gunston
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