Violet Bathurst, Lady Apsley

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Violet Emily Mildred Bathurst, Lady Apsley
Member of Parliament
for Bristol Central
In office
18 February 1943 – 4 July 1945
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Allen Bathurst
Succeeded by Stan Awbery
Personal details
Born Violet Emily Mildred Meeking
(1884-07-05)5 July 1884
Died 6 March 1934(1934-03-06) (aged 49)
King Sterndale, Derbyshire
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Allen Bathurst (m. 1924; d. 1942)

Violet Emily Mildred Bathurst, Lady Apsley, CBE (née Meeking) (1895 – 19 January 1966) was a British Conservative Party politician. Upon the death of her husband Lord Apsley, she succeeded him as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol Central in a 1943 by-election.[1] She held the seat until 1945 when it was taken by Labour candidate.

Lady Apsley served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, resigning her commission after being elected to Parliament.[2] She held numerous offices in the Conservative Party, and was National Chairman of the Women's Section of the British Legion. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1952 Queen's Birthday Honours, "for public and social services".[3]


  1. ^ "No. 35916". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 February 1943. p. 937. 
  2. ^ "No. 36186". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 September 1943. p. 4304. 
  3. ^ "No. 39555". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 May 1952. p. 3016. 


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Apsley
Member of Parliament for Bristol Central
Succeeded by
Stanley Awbery