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Godfrey (Lampson Tennyson) Locker-Lampson PC (19 June 1875 – 1 May 1946) was a British Conservative politician.

The eldest son of Frederick Locker-Lampson and Jane Hannah, daughter of Sir Curtis Lampson, he was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge. His brother Oliver was also a Tory MP.

He served for four years in the Foreign Office and in the Diplomatic Service at The Hague and St Petersburg. He was called to the Bar in 1906.

He unsuccessfully contested Chesterfield at the 1906 general election, and served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Salisbury from 1910-1918, then Wood Green from 1918-1935.

He served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry in 1914-1916. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary in 1917, and to the Assistant Foreign Secretary in 1918. He was a Charity Commissioner in 1922-1923 and served in government as Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs in 1923-1924, and from November 1924-December 1925, and as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1925-1929. He represented the Office of Works in House of Commons 1925. He was a member of the British Delegation to the League of Nations in 1928.

He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1928.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Tennant
Member of Parliament for Salisbury
Jan 19101918
Succeeded by
Hugh Morrison
New constituency Member of Parliament for Wood Green
Succeeded by
Beverley Baxter
Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald McNeill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Hugh Dalton


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