Sir Richard Cooper, 2nd Baronet
He served in the Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment), where he was appointed a lieutenant 26 March 1902.
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Walsall in January 1910 general election, a seat he would hold until 1922. He founded the National Party with Sir Henry Page Croft in 1917 but stood at the 1918 election as an Independent Conservative. He was prominent, along with Croft, in the campaign against the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in July 1922 for selling honours.
Cooper married Alice Priestland in 1900.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Catalogue of Cooper's papers at LSE Archives.
- Maurice Cowling, The Impact of Labour. 1920 - 1924 (Cambridge University Press, 1971).
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Richard Cooper
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Edward Marten Dunne
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(of Shenstone Court)