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Martin Redmayne, Baron Redmayne, DSO, TD, PC (16 November 1910 – 28 April 1983) was a British Conservative politician.


The Lord Redmayne

Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
1953–1959
Prime MinisterSir Anthony Eden
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
1959–1964
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byEdward Heath
Succeeded byTed Short
Member of Parliament
for Rushcliffe
In office
1950–1966
Preceded byFlorence Paton
Succeeded byAntony Gardner
Personal details
Born16 November 1910
Died28 April 1983 (aged 72)
Political partyConservative



Redmayne was the second son of civil engineer and farmer, Leonard Redmayne and his wife Mildred and was educated at Radley College. He served in World War II, commanding the 14th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) in Italy in 1943 and the 66th Infantry Brigade from 1944–45. He was awarded the DSO in February 1945,[1] Mentioned in Despatches on 11 January 1945 and made an Honorary Brigadier in 1945.

In 1950, Redmayne entered the Commons as Conservative MP for Rushcliffe. He was a Government Whip a year later, a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury from 1953–59, Deputy Chief Whip from 1955–59 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip from 1959–64. Admitted to the Privy Council in 1959, he was made a baronet on 29 December 1964[2] and after leaving the Commons, was created a life peer as Baron Redmayne, of Rushcliffe in the County of Nottinghamshire on 10 June 1966.[3] Lord Redmayne died in 1983, aged 72. His baronetcy was inherited by his eldest son, Nicholas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 36928". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 February 1945. p. 796.
  2. ^ "No. 43538". The London Gazette. 1 January 1965. p. 83.
  3. ^ "No. 44017". The London Gazette. 10 June 1966. p. 6709.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Florence Paton
Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe
1950–1966
Succeeded by
Antony Gardner
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Heath
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
1959–1964
Succeeded by
Ted Short
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Rushcliffe)
1964–1983
Succeeded by
Nicholas Redmayne