Thomas Royden, 1st Baron Royden, CH , DL (22 May 1871 – 6 November 1950) was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 288 Members of Parliament. It also has 234 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, 8 members of the London Assembly and 7,445 local councillors.
He was the son of Sir Thomas Royden, 1st Baronet (1831–1917), a Conservative politician and head of the Thomas Royden & Sons shipping company. The younger Thomas inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1917, and went on to become chairman of the Cunard Line.
Sir Thomas Bland Royden, 1st Baronet was an English ship-owner and Conservative Party politician.
Cunard Line is a British–American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. Since 2011, Cunard and its three ships have been registered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
He was elected at the 1918 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bootle, having stood as a Coalition Conservative (a holder of the "coalition coupon" issued to candidates supporting of the Conservative-Liberal Party coalition government. He did not stand for re-election in the 1922 general election.
The 1918 United Kingdom general election was called immediately after the Armistice with Germany which ended the First World War, and was held on Saturday, 14 December 1918. The governing coalition, under Prime Minister David Lloyd George, sent letters of endorsement to candidates who supported the coalition government. These were nicknamed "Coalition Coupons", and led to the election being known as the "coupon election". The result was a massive landslide in favour of the coalition, comprising primarily the Conservatives and Coalition Liberals, with massive losses for Liberals who were not endorsed. Nearly all the Liberal MPs without coupons were defeated, although party leader H. H. Asquith managed to return to Parliament in a by-election.
Bootle is a constituency which has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Peter Dowd of the Labour Party since 2015.
The Liberal Party was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom with the opposing Conservative Party in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The party arose from an alliance of Whigs and free trade-supporting Peelites and the reformist Radicals in the 1850s. By the end of the 19th century, it had formed four governments under William Gladstone. Despite being divided over the issue of Irish Home Rule, the party returned to government in 1905 and then won a landslide victory in the following year's general election.
He was made a Companion of Honour in 1919.His sister Maude Royden "eminent in the religious life of the nation" was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour in the 1930 New Year Honours; they are the only siblings to be Companions of Honour. He was ennobled on 28 January 1944 as Baron Royden, of Frankby in the County Palatine of Chester.
Agnes Maude Royden, later known as Maude Royden-Shaw, was an English preacher and suffragist.
Frankby is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, and is located between Greasby and West Kirby. It is part of the Greasby, Frankby & Irby Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and is situated in the parliamentary constituency of Wirral West. According to the 2001 Census, of a total ward population of 14,667, 310 people live in Frankby. At the 2011 Census Frankby was no longer measured separately. For the ward population see Greasby.
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John Colin Campbell Davidson, 1st Viscount Davidson,, known before his elevation to the peerage as J. C. C. Davidson, was a British civil servant and Conservative Party politician, best known for his close alliance with Stanley Baldwin. Initially a civil servant, Davidson was private secretary to Bonar Law between 1915 and 1920. After entering parliament in 1920, he served under Baldwin as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1923 and 1924 and as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty between 1924 and 1926. From 1926 to 1930 he was Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was once again Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1931 and 1937, firstly under Ramsay MacDonald and from 1935 onwards under Baldwin. On Baldwin's retirement in 1937, Davidson left the House of Commons and was ennobled as Viscount Davidson. Despite being only 48, he never took any further active part in politics. His wife Frances, Viscountess Davidson, succeeded him as MP for Hemel Hempstead. Lord Davidson died in London in 1970.
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The Royden Baronetcy, of Frankby Hall in the County Palatine of Chester, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 29 July 1905 for Thomas Royden, head of Thomas Royden & Sons, shipowners. He also served as Lord Mayor of Liverpool and represented Toxteth West in the House of Commons as a Conservative. His eldest son, the second Baronet, was Chairman of the Cunard Line and sat as Member of Parliament for Bootle. On 28 January 1944 he was created Baron Royden, of Frankby in the County Palatine of Chester, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. However, the peerage became extinct on his death in 1950 while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, the third Baronet.
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The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then. The National Portrait Gallery also has regional outposts at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset. It is unconnected to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, with which its remit overlaps. The gallery is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
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Thomas Bland Royden
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Ernest Bland Royden
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