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Cyril Entwistle

Major Sir Cyril Fullard Entwistle, MC, QC (23 September 1887 – 9 July 1974)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom. He later defected to the Conservative Party. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1918 to 1924 and from 1931 to 1945.

At the 1918 general election, he was elected as Liberal MP for Hull South West,[2] and held the seat until he was defeated at the 1924 general election.[2][3] He then devoted himself to the law and business and after joining the Conservatives in 1926 he unsuccessfully contested Bolton at the 1929 general election.[4] He won the seat as a Tory in 1931, and held it until his defeat in the Labour Party landslide at the 1945 election.[1][4]

He was knighted in 1937, "for political and public services".[5]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 158. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  4. ^ a b Craig, page 96
  5. ^ "No. 34365". The London Gazette. 29 January 1937. p. 688.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hull South West
Succeeded by
Herbert Brent Grotrian
Preceded by
Michael Brothers and
Albert Law
Member of Parliament for Bolton
With: Sir John Haslam, to 1940
Sir Edward Cadogan, from 1940
Succeeded by
John Lewis and
John Henry Jones