Sir Edmund Turton, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edmund Russborough Turton, 1st Baronet, JP, DL (1 November 1857 – 8 May 1929[1]) was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was an unsuccessful candidate in the Richmond division of the North Riding of Yorkshire at the 1892 and 1895 elections.[2] He finally entered the House of Commons twenty years later, in 1915, when he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Thirsk & Malton division. His predecessor had inherited a peerage, and Turton was returned unopposed at the resulting by-election.[2]

He was appointed Chairman of the North Riding Quarter Sessions in 1898, a position that he held until at least 1926. He was a Member of the Speaker's Conference on Electoral Reform 1916-17; the Royal Commission on London Government, 1921–23; and of the Royal Commission on Local Government, 1923–25.[3]

He held the seat until his death at the age of 71, three weeks before the 1929 general election,[4] when a relative, Robin Turton, was elected to succeed him.

In 1926 Turton had been created a baronet, of Upsall in the County of York, a title which became extinct on his death.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Baronetcies beginning with "T" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 428, 429. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  3. ^ a b "No. 33119". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 1925. p. 2. 1926 New Years Honours List
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 510. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Helmsley
Member of Parliament for Thirsk & Malton
Succeeded by
Robin Turton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Upsall)
1926 – 1929