He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney South at a by-election in August 1922 following the expulsion of the independent MP Horatio Bottomley, who had been convicted of fraud. He held the seat at the November 1922 general election, but lost it the following year at the 1923 general election.
Erskine-Bolt returned to the House of Commons at the November 1931 general election, when he was elected in the Blackpool constituency, defeating the writer Edgar Wallace, who ran as an independent Liberal. He served only one term, stepping down at the 1935 general election.
- 'Deaths', The Times, 15 January 1946; Medal card of Bolst, Clifford Charles Erskine, National Archives, War Office Papers: WO 372/2.
- "DIVORCES ERSKINE-BOLST; American Wife of British Parliamentarian Wins French Decree," The New York Times, 1933-03-31.
- 1927 Social Register.
- 1932 Social Register.
- maison dite villa Fantasia, puis villa Fal' Eze, puis villa Longemer (villa balnéaire) Describes a home in Èze, Côte d'Azur, Provence owned by Erskine-Bolst between 1926 and 1930.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Clifford Erskine-Bolst
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