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Angus Maude MP Stratford-on-Avon Signed 1975 Letter

Angus Maude MP Stratford-on-Avon Signed 1975 Letter

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Angus Maude MP Stratford-on-Avon Signed 1975 Letter

Wiki: Maude was elected Member of Parliament for Ealing South in 1950. He continued to work in journalism and was Director of the Conservative Political Centre, 1951-55. In 1958, he resigned his seat to become editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, a post which he held until 1961. He attempted to return to Parliament, but was beaten in a 1962 by-election at South Dorset by 704 votes by Labour's Guy Barnett. He was then elected to represent the constituency of Stratford-on-Avon from a by-election in 1963 until 1983.

Maude was shadow aviation spokesman, but was sacked in 1967 by Edward Heath after criticising party policy. When Margaret Thatcher became leader, she brought him back into the fold after he played a key role in her bid for the leadership in 1975. When she came to power in May 1979, he was appointed to the position of Paymaster-General with a seat in the cabinet, with Thatcher saying "I was anxious to have Angus Maude in the Cabinet to benefit from his years of political experience, his sound views, and his acid wit." However, Maude resigned relatively soon after, in January 1981, following which he received a knighthood. Maude gave up his seat at the 1983 UK general election, and was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer on 19 September 1983, taking the title Baron Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon, of Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwickshire. He died in 1993.


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( Angus Maude Autograph Signature)