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Penry Williams

Penry Williams (5 September 1866 – 26 June 1945)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in England. He was born in Middlesbrough, the son of Edward Williams, a Cleveland ironmaster. He was a brother of Aneurin Williams MP.

He was elected at the January 1910 general election as the Member of Parliament for the usually Liberal Middlesbrough constituency[2] in the North Riding of Yorkshire. When the constituency was divided at the 1918 general election, he was elected for the new Middlesbrough East constituency, but was defeated at the 1922 general election by the Conservative Party candidate John Wesley Brown.[3]

With rifts in the Liberal Party healed, the party's fortunes recovered at the 1923 general election, and Williams regained his seat.[3] His return was short-lived, because at the 1924 general election he was unseated in a close three-way contest by the Labour Party candidate Ellen Wilkinson.[3] At the 1929 general election, he stood as the Liberal Party candidate for Berwick-on-Tweed where he came close to gaining the seat from the Conservatives.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Havelock Wilson
Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough
January 19101918
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough East
19181922
Succeeded by
John Wesley Brown
Preceded by
John Wesley Brown
Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough East
19231924
Succeeded by
Ellen Wilkinson