Sir Edmund Turton, 1st Baronet
He was an unsuccessful candidate in the Richmond division of the North Riding of Yorkshire at the 1892 and 1895 elections. 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.
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.
- "Baronetcies beginning with "T" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 428, 429. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- "No. 33119". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 1925. p. 2. 1926 New Years Honours List
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 510. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Edmund Turton
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1915 – 1929
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1926 – 1929
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