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Richard Mathias

Sir Richard Mathias, 1st Baronet (1 June 1863 – 26 October 1942)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was elected at the December 1910 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cheltenham, but was subsequently unseated on petition.[2] His brother was the Liberal candidate at the resulting by-election in April 1911, but lost by four votes to the Conservative Party candidate, former MP Sir James Agg-Gardner.

He was made a baronet on 28 June 1917, of Vaendre Hall, Monmouthshire.[3]

In 1918 he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Monmouthshire.[4]

In 1922 he contested the general election as an Independent candidate for Merthyr losing to the Labour candidate in a 2-way contest.[5]

General election 1922: Merthyr [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Collingham Wallhead 17,516 53.0 +5.7
Independent Sir Richard Mathias 15,552 47.0 n/a
Majority 1,964 6.0 11.4
Turnout 90.6 +
Labour gain from Liberal Swing n/a

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  2. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Gardner, Sir James Tynte Agg
  3. ^ London Gazette, issue 30224 published on 10 August 1917. Page 10 of 48
  4. ^ London Gazette, issue 30793 published on 12 July 1918. Page 11 of 68
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Vere Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon
Member of Parliament for Cheltenham
December 19101911
Succeeded by
Sir James Agg-Gardner
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronets
of Vaendre Hall, Monmouthshire
Succeeded by
Richard Hughes Mathias