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Sir George Gibson Mitcheson JP (27 June 1883 – 18 June 1955) was a British solicitor and Conservative Party politician. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Pancras South West from 1931 until 1945 and the President of the National Chamber of Trade for the British Chamber of Commerce.[4]

Sir George Mitcheson
Member of Parliament (MP) for St Pancras South West
In office
27 October 1931 – 15th June 1945
Preceded byWilliam Carter
Succeeded byHaydn Davies
Personal details
Born
George Gibson Mitcheson

27 June 1883[1][2]
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England[1][3]
Died18 June 1955 (aged 72)
Marylebone, London, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative Party (UK)

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BiographyEdit

Mitcheson was born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, the son of solicitor Thomas Mitcheson. He was educated privately and articled to his father.[2]

CareerEdit

In 1932, he was made the President of the National Chamber of Trade for the British Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Mitcheson ran for the seat of St Pancras South West in 1931, defeating the current MP, William Carter in a landslide that saw him win a 25.8% swing, one the largest constituency swing from Labour to the Conservatives. He would then hold his seat against James Edmond Sears in the 1935 Election, albeit with a significantly reduced majority, down from around 11,000 in 1931 to only 2,400 in 1935. Then, in the 1936 New Year Honours, Mitcheson was made a Knight Bachelor for political and public services[5] by George V. Even after he ceased to be an MP, he would continue to play a role in politics all the way until 1943 when he finally retired from politics completely.[2]

He died at home in London, aged 71.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930
  2. ^ a b c d e "Obituary: George Gibson Mitcheson". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 18 June 1955. p. 11.
  3. ^ 1891 England Census
  4. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Mitcheson
  5. ^ "New Year Honours List". Western Daily Press. British Newspaper Archive. 1 January 1936. Retrieved 12 July 2014.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Carter
Member of Parliament for St Pancras South West
19311945
Succeeded by
Haydn Davies