Michael McNair-Wilson

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Sir Robert Michael Conal McNair-Wilson (12 October 1930 – 28 March 1993) was a Conservative politician and a Member of Parliament (MP).

Political career[edit]

McNair-Wilson contested Lincoln in 1964, but was beaten by Labour's Dick Taverne.

In 1969 he stood as the Conservative candidate in the Walthamstow East by-election, defeating the Labour candidate, Colin Phipps. He held the seat until 1974, when it was abolished and replaced by the new Walthamstow constituency.

In the February 1974 general election he won the Conservative safe seat of Newbury where he remained as MP for 18 years before standing down before the 1992 general election.


His brother Patrick McNair-Wilson, who had been Conservative MP for Lewisham West from 1964 to 1966, was also a by-election winner, returning to Parliament in 1968 for the New Forest constituency.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Robinson
Member of Parliament for Walthamstow East
1969February 1974
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
John Astor
Member of Parliament for Newbury
February 19741992
Succeeded by
Judith Chaplin