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Hugh McDowall Lawson (13 February 1912 – 23 March 1997)[1] was a politician in the United Kingdom's short-lived Common Wealth Party, which was founded to contest parliamentary by-elections during World War II.

He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Skipton at a by-election in January 1944, but contested Harrow West the 1945 general election, where he lost.



Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George William Rickards
Member of Parliament for Skipton
Succeeded by
Burnaby Drayson


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