William Elliott, Baron Elliott of Morpeth
His father Richard Elliott, known as 'Dick', was a former councillor and mayor of Morpeth.
He was the Conservative Party candidate in the 1954 Morpeth by-election and again for the same constituency in the 1955 General Election, losing on both occasisons by over 14,000 votes to the Labour candidate.
From 1958 Elliott was a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS), serving until 1964, when he was appointed an opposition whip, and became a government whip when the Conservatives regained power in 1970.
On 16 May 1985, he was created a life peer as Baron Elliott of Morpeth, of Morpeth in the County of Northumberland and of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne and took his seat in the House of Lords, where he was Deputy Speaker from 1992 to 2002 and Deputy Chair of Committees from 1997 to 2002.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Elliott
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