Harry Hylton-Foster

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Harry Hylton-Foster

British Conservative Party politician who served as an Member of Parliament from 1950 until his death add

Category: Politics

Born in 1905.

Countries: United Kingdom (55%), (27%), UK (18%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Member of parliament, Labour Party (UK), England

Linked to: Conservative Party, Eton College, Labour Party, Magdalen College, Oxford

 

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Harry Hylton-Foster was born in 1905 add something

 

"'Sir Harry Braustyn Hylton-Foster"' PC , was a British Conservative Party politician who served as an Member of Parliament from 1950 until his death add something


1928

He was called to the bar in 1928, at which time he was working as a legal secretary for Robert Finlay, 1st Viscount Finlay add something


1945

After the end of the war, he stood as a candidate for the Shipley seat in the 1945 general election, but was unsuccessful add something


1950

However, in the 1950 election he succeeded in taking the York seat, a seat he held for the next two elections before standing for the safer seat for the Cities of London and Westminster in the 1959 election add something


1954

In 1954 Hylton-Foster was named as the Solicitor General for England and Wales and received his knighthood add something


1959

The fact that he was serving as the Solicitor General when he was named as the Speaker of the House of Commons in 1959 was a source of some controversy, which was confounded by the fact that the Labour party felt they had been insufficiently consulted about the nomination add something

 

Jocelyn Simon, Baron Simon of Glaisdale - Simon held this second office for only one year, being appointed Solicitor-General in 1959 to replace Sir Harry Hylton-Foster on his election as Speaker of the House of Commons; meanwhile, Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller was Attorney General


1965

He died in 1965 whilst still in office add something


Harry Hylton-Foster died in 1965 add something

 

John Smith (Conservative politician) - After the death of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Harry Hylton Foster in 1965, Smith was elected to succeed him in the subsequent by-election as Member of Parliament for the Cities of London and Westminster

 

Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester - In 1965 a memorial of stone from Montfort-l'Amaury was laid on the site of the former altar by Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Harry Hylton-Foster and Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey