Sir Roger Conant, 1st Baronet

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Sir Roger John Edward Conant, 1st Baronet, CVO, DL (28 May 1899 – 30 March 1973) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for more than 25 years between 1931 and 1959.

Born in Kensington, London, he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Chesterfield constituency at the 1929 general election, but won the seat at the 1931 general election when the Labour Party split over Ramsay MacDonald's formation of the National Government.

He lost the Chesterfield seat at the 1935 general election, but after the retirement in 1937 of Stanley Baldwin, he was returned to Parliament at a by-election for Baldwin's Bewdley constituency in Worcestershire. He held the seat until its abolition for the 1950 general election, when he was elected as MP for Rutland and Stamford.

Appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 1953 Coronation Honours,[1] Conant was created a baronet on 30 June 1954.[2]

Sir Roger retired from the House of Commons at the 1959 general election. He died in 1973 in Chelsea.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Benson
Member of Parliament for Chesterfield
19311935
Succeeded by
George Benson
Preceded by
Stanley Baldwin
Member of Parliament for Bewdley
19371950
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby
Member of Parliament for Rutland and Stamford
19501959
Succeeded by
Kenneth Lewis
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Collindridge
Comptroller of the Household
1951–1954
Succeeded by
Tam Galbraith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Lyndon, Rutland)

1954–1973
Succeeded by
John Conant