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Sir Patrick Michael Ernest David McNair-Wilson (born 28 May 1929) is a British Conservative politician.

McNair-Wilson was educated at Eton College and was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards 1947-52, serving in Palestine and North Africa. He joined the staff of Conservative Central Office in 1955 and was a director of the London Municipal Society and a broadcaster.

McNair-Wilson was originally Member of Parliament for Lewisham West from 1964 until he lost the seat to Labour in 1966. He then won the 1968 by-election in the New Forest constituency, representing that seat until his retirement in 1997.

He is the elder brother of the late Sir Michael McNair-Wilson, former MP for Newbury.


Patrick McNair-Wilson has five children, Jennifer, Arabella, Anne, Guy and Kate. He has four grandchildren, Lily, Jack, Edie and Charlie.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Price
Member of Parliament for Lewisham West
Succeeded by
James Dickens
Preceded by
Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre
Member of Parliament for New Forest
Constituency abolished


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