The Full Wiki

More info on Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne

Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne OBE TD PC (8 May 1914 - 5 July 2009[1]) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Murton was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne[2] and educated at Uppingham School. He joined the Territorial Army with a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1934. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1937 and to Captain in 1939. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the General Staff from 1942 to 1946. He later became a managing director of department stores.

Murton was Member of Parliament for Poole from 1964 to 1979, preceding John Ward. Murton was a government whip under Edward Heath and later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1973 to 1979. He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor in 1976, and after his retirement from the House of Commons at the 1979 general election, he was given a life peerage as Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, of Hexham in the County of Northumberland.

References

  1. ^ Lords Hansard, 6 July 2009
  2. ^ Births England and Wales 1837-1915
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Pilkington
Member of Parliament for Poole
19641979
Succeeded by
John Ward
Preceded by
Lance Mallalieu
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
1973 – 1974
Succeeded by
Sir Myer Galpern
Preceded by
Lance Mallalieu
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
1974 – 1976
Succeeded by
Sir Myer Galpern
Preceded by
George Thomas
Chairman of Ways and Means
1976 – 1979
Succeeded by
Bernard Weatherill
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message