Anthony Stodart, Baron Stodart of Leaston
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The son of a colonel in the Indian medical service, he took over the family farm at Kingston, North Berwick, East Lothian, after his father died when he was just 18. Eventually he farmed more than 800 acres (3.2 km2) at Leaston, near Humbie, East Lothian.
At the 1959 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh West, which he held until the October 1974 general election, when he was succeeded by fellow Tory Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.
After leaving the House of Commons, he became chairman of the Agriculture Credit Corporation from 1975 to 1987 and chaired an inquiry into Scottish local government in 1980. He was created a life peer as Baron Stodart of Leaston, of Humbie in East Lothian in 1981.
His wife Hazel died in 1995. They had no children.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Anthony Stodart
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