Thomas Royden, 1st Baron Royden

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Thomas Royden, 1st Baron Royden, CH , DL (22 May 1871 – 6 November 1950) [1] was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Conservative Party (UK) Centre-right party in the United Kingdom

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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 British–American cruise line based in Southampton, England

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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. [2]

1918 United Kingdom 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 (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885 onwards

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.

Liberal Party (UK) political party of the United Kingdom, 1859–1988

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He was made a Companion of Honour in 1919. [3] 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; [4] 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. [5] [1]

Maude Royden British suffragist

Agnes Maude Royden, later known as Maude Royden-Shaw, was an English preacher and suffragist.

Frankby Village in Wirral, England

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  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 97. ISBN   0-900178-27-2.
  3. "No. 31316". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 April 1919. p. 5421. "Vice-Chairman of the Cunard Company. Devoted himself entirely to public service since the beginning of the war. Member of the Shipping Control Committee. Has twice acted as Chief Representative of the Ministry of Shipping in America."
  4. "No. 33566". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1929. p. 10.
  5. "No. 36357". The London Gazette . 1 February 1944. p. 593.
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bonar Law
Member of Parliament for Bootle
Succeeded by
James Burnie
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Bland Royden
(of Frankby Hall)
Succeeded by
Ernest Bland Royden
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Royden