|Sir Robert Durant|
|Vice-Chamberlain of the Household|
20 December 1988 – 25 July 1990
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||Michael Neubert|
|Succeeded by||David Lightbown|
Sir Robert Anthony Bevis Durant (9 January 1928 – 18 February 2016), also known as Tony Durant, was a British Conservative Party politician.
Durant stood unsuccessfully for Rother Valley at the 1970 General Election; the seat was retained for his party by Labour's Peter Hardy. In 1971 Durant supported Thatcher's decision to end free school milk on the grounds that many children did not like it.
He was the Member of Parliament for Reading North from 1974–83. After Reading's constituencies underwent boundary changes, he was the Member of Parliament for Reading West from 1983–97. During his time in the Commons, he acted as a Whip. Announced in the 1991 New Year Honours he was knighted on 14 February 1991.
- "Sir Anthony Durant, Tory MP - obituary". Daily Telegraph. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "No. 52382". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1990. p. 1.
- "No. 52543". The London Gazette. 28 May 1991. p. 8208.
- "Mr Anthony Durant". TheyWorkForYou.com. UK Citizens Online Democracy. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
|Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1988 – 1990
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member for Reading North
|New constituency||Member for Reading West
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