Sir John Brunner, 2nd Baronet

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John Brunner

Sir John Fowler Leece Brunner, 2nd Baronet (24 May 1865 – 16 January 1929) was a British Liberal Party politician.


Brunner was the eldest son[1] of industrialist Sir John Tomlinson Brunner. He was elected at the 1906 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leigh in Lancashire, serving on the Liberal benches with his father, MP for Northwich in Cheshire.

When his father retired from Parliament at the January 1910 election, he was elected to succeed him as MP for Northwich, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1918 general election.

He unsuccessfully contested the Southport seat at the 1922 general election, and won it at the 1923 general election, but was defeated again at the 1924 general election.

He stood again at the Cheltenham by-election, 1928, but came a poor second in the Conservative safe seat.

On his father's death in 1919, he succeeded to the baronetcy.

Marriage and family[edit]

He married Lucy Marianne Vaughan Morgan (1871–1941), daughter of Octavius Vaughan Morgan (1837–1896), and granddaughter of Thomas Morgan of Pipton, near Glasbury, Breconshire (1796–1847). Their daughter Joyce Morgan Brunner married Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet, and their granddaughter Katharine married Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, thereby becoming Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent. Their son Felix succeeded as the 3rd baronet upon the death of Sir John, age 63.[2]


  1. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson
  2. ^ Cathcart, Helen (1971). The Duchess of Kent (First ed.). London: W.H. Allen. p. 37. |access-date= requires |url= (help)


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
C.P. Scott
Member of Parliament for Leigh
Succeeded by
Peter Raffan
Preceded by
Sir John Brunner
Member of Parliament for Northwich
Succeeded by
Sir Felix Brunner
Preceded by
Godfrey Dalrymple-White
Member of Parliament for Southport
Succeeded by
Godfrey Dalrymple-White
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Brunner
of Druids Cross, Lancashire
Succeeded by
Felix Brunner