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Commander Sir Peter Garnett Agnew, 1st Baronet (9 July 1900 – 26 August 1990) was an officer in the Royal Navy and a Conservative Party politician.

Agnew was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Camborne constituency in Cornwall, at the 1931 general election, and held the seat until the constituency's abolition at the 1950 general election. He re-entered the House of Commons at the 1955 general election as MP for South Worcestershire, and was re-elected there until his retirement at the 1966 general election.

He was a trustee of Historic Churches Preservation Trust.

From 1974 to 1976, Agnew was President of the European Documentation and Information Centre (CEDI).

He was made a Baronet, of Clendry, in the County of Wigtown in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom 1957. After his death in 1990 at the age of 90, he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, Sir Quentin Agnew-Somerville, 2nd Baronet, father of the actress Geraldine Somerville.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Leifchild Jones
Member of Parliament for Camborne
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Rupert de la Bere
Member of Parliament for South Worcestershire
Succeeded by
Sir Gerald Nabarro
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Clendry)
1957 – 1990
Succeeded by
Quentin Agnew-Somerville


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