Walter Preston (British politician)
At the 1918 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mile End constituency in the East End of London. He lost the seat at the 1923 general election to the Labour Party candidate John Scurr.
Walter Reuben Preston was an engineer. He has 35 patents and some of these were obtained jointly with well-known locomotive engineers, such as Richard Deeley. Details of the patents can be found at Espacenet.
Educated at Bedford School, Preston married Ella Margaret Morris (born 7 September 1877, died 28 January 1963) at Hayes between April and June 1900. There are memorial inscriptions to both at Holy Trinity Church, Long Newnton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
- "Espacenet - results view". Worldwide.espacenet.com. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
- "Genealogy - Horton-Fry Pallister-Earnshaw Family Tree". Hortonpallister.awardspace.com. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- "Tetbury Online Message Board - Memorial Inscriptions Holy Trinity Long Newnton". Tetburyonline.proboards.com. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Walter Preston
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