He was elected to the House of Commons at his first attempt, when he won the June 1937 by-election in the St Ives constituency in Cornwall after the National Liberal MP Walter Runciman was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Runciman of Doxford.
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- ^ "UK General Election results February 1950". Richard Kimber's political science resources. http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge50/i17.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded by
Member of Parliament for St Ives
1937 – 1950
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