Philip Whitwell Wilson

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Philip Whitwell Wilson

Philip Whitwell Wilson (1875–1956) was a British Liberal Party politician, writer and journalist.


At the 1906 general election, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Pancras South, winning the seat from the Liberal Unionists by the slender margin of 61 votes. The Liberal Unionists regained the seat at the January 1910 general election and Wilson switched to the Westmorland seat of Appleby, which he contested unsuccessfully at the December 1910 general election, finishing second.[1]


In 1910 he became the parliamentary correspondent for the Daily News, a position he held for the next twelve years. He was also the American correspondent for the Daily News. He wrote a number of religious books.[2] He was a supporter of the Settlement Movement, which brought together his religious and political ideas.[3]


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 43. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  2. ^ A Liberal Chronicle - Journals and Papers of J.A.Pease, 1908-1910
  3. ^ The Religious Life of London, R. Mudie-Smith, Hodder & Stoughton, 1904.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Herbert Jessel
Member of Parliament for St Pancras South
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Herbert Jessel