Martin Redmayne, Baron Redmayne

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
Prime MinisterSir Anthony Eden
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded byEdward Heath
Succeeded byEdward Short
Member of Parliament
for Rushcliffe
In office
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 to 1945. 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 to 1959, Deputy Chief Whip from 1955 to 1959 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip from 1959 to 1964. He was the Chief Whip during the Profumo affair. 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.

Coat of arms of Martin Redmayne, Baron Redmayne
In front of a cushion as in the arms fesswise a horse's head Argent maned Gules.
Gules two chevronels between three cushions Ermine tasseled Or a bordure engrailed Argent.
Dexter a Herdwick ram Proper poll Gules, sinister a lion Or maned Gules.
Without Blood No Victory [4]


  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.
  4. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 1973.


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Preceded by Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
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