Walter Waring (Liberal politician)

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Walter Waring

Walter Waring JP DL (1876 – 16 November 1930) was a British politician

The son of Charles Waring, Liberal Member of Parliament for Poole, and Eliza, daughter of Sir George Denys Bt., of Draycott, Yorkshire, he was educated at Eton.


He joined the 1st Life Guards in 1897, and served in the Second Boer War 1899-1900 (for which he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal and six clasps, and was mentioned in despatches). He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1904. He served in the Yeomanry during World War I in France and Macedonia, 1915–1917, and in the Naval Intelligence Division during 1918 (and was awarded the Legion of Honour).

He was Master of the Horse to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1906-1907.


Waring was unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Wigtonshire in 1906, and sat as Liberal Member of Parliament for Banffshire from 1907–1918, and as Coalition Liberal for Blaydon from 1918–1922, and National Liberal for Berwick and Haddington

General Election 1922: Berwick and Haddington [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Walter Waring 6,342
Labour Robert Spence 5,842
Liberal William Henderson Pringle 4,422
Independent Liberal John Deans Hope 3,300
National Liberal hold Swing

from 1922–1923, when he lost the seat. He was the Municipal Reform (Conservative) member of London County Council for East Lewisham from 1925 to 1928. He later contested Wallsend as a Conservative in 1929.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1909-1910 and to the Secretary of State for War, 1919-1922.


In 1901 he married Lady Clementine Hay CBE, only daughter of William Hay, 10th Marquess of Tweeddale. The couple had two daughters.


  1. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander William Black
Member of Parliament for Banffshire
Succeeded by
Charles Coupar Barrie
New constituency Member of Parliament for Blaydon
Succeeded by
William Whiteley
Preceded by
John Deans Hope
Member of Parliament for Berwick and Haddington
Succeeded by
Robert Spence