Stuart Russell (politician)

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Captain Stuart Hugh Minto Russell (18 January 1909 – 30 October 1943) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Darwen constituency in Lancashire at the 1935 general election, defeating the Liberal Party leader Herbert Samuel.

Russell was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Under Secretary of State for Air in 1936-37 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1937-38.

In 1943, Russell died of fever whilst on active service in Egypt as a captain of the Coldstream Guards in World War II, aged 34.[1] After his death, the by-election for his seat was won by the Conservative candidate Stanley Prescott.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Herbert Samuel
Member of Parliament for Darwen
Succeeded by
Stanley Prescott