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Santo Wayburn Jeger (20 May 1898 – 24 September 1953)[1] was a British Labour Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 until his death.

Santo Jeger

Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras South
In office
23 February 1950 – 24 September 1953
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byLena Jeger
Member of Parliament for St Pancras South East
In office
5 July 1945 – 23 February 1950
Preceded byAlfred Beit
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Mayor of Shoreditch
In office
Preceded byGeorge Reynolds
Succeeded byHenrietta Girling
Personal details
Santo Wayburn Jeger

(1898-05-20)20 May 1898
Died24 September 1953(1953-09-24) (aged 55)
Political partyLabour
Lena Jeger (m. 1948)
Alma materUniversity College, Cardiff
London and St Mary's Hospital

Jeger was educated at University College, Cardiff and the London and St Mary's Hospitals.[2] A doctor by profession, Jeger was a founder of the Socialist Medical Association. He served as a councillor on Shoreditch Borough Council from 1925 and was Mayor of the Borough 1929-30 and the Chairman of the Borough's public health committee for six years, establishing a number of clinics and public health schemes. He represented Shoreditch on the Metropolitan Boroughs Standing Joint Committee. Jeger was elected to the London County Council in 1931, serving until 1946. He was active in providing medical aid to the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.[3]

Jeger stood for Parliament without success in 1935 in St Pancras South East[4] but won the seat at the 1945 general election.[4] He was elected in the two subsequent elections in 1950 and 1951 for the new seat of Holborn and St Pancras South.[3][2] He died in 1953 aged 55 and was succeeded as Member of Parliament in the ensuing by-election by his widow, Lena Jeger, later Baroness Jeger.[5]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
  3. ^ a b The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 45. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  5. ^ Castle, Barbara (3 March 2007). "Baroness Jeger". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Alfred Lane Beit
Member of Parliament for St Pancras South East
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras South
Succeeded by
Lena Jeger