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Stephen Sherlock Ross, Baron Ross of Newport (6 July 1926 – 10 May 1993) was a Liberal politician in the United Kingdom.

Ross was Leader of Isle of Wight County Council 1973-74 and 1981-83. He was elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight four successive times in 1974, 1979 and 1983 serving to his retirement from the House of Commons in 1987. He was an estate agent with local firm Sir Francis Pittis & Co. Shortly after he chose to not stand for a fourth term, he was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer, Baron Ross of Newport, of Newport in the County of the Isle of Wight.

As an MP in his constituency, referred to informally as Steve Ross, he enjoyed a popular following and reports that he received support from others who would normally have voted for candidates from other parties were often cited. On his departure from the Commons, the Conservative candidate Barry Field was elected and held onto the seat for two terms until 1997 when the seat was temporarily regained for one term by the successors to the Liberals, the Liberal Democrats.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mark Woodnutt
Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight
Feb. 19741987
Succeeded by
Barry Field


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