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Edward Calcott Pryce

Edward Calcott Pryce

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Quick Facts
Gender male
Birth 1885
Death 20 October 1972
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Biography

Captain Edward Calcott Pryce CBE (1885 – 20 October 1972), was a British Solicitor and Liberal Party politician.

Background

Pryce was the son of David Pryce, of Guilsfield. He was educated at Welshpool and Aberystwyth. In 1911 he married Sylvia Middleton of Arbroath, Scotland. He was awarded the OBE in 1940 and the CBE in 1957.

Professional career

Pryce qualified as a Solicitor in 1909. He served in the European War of 1914–18, and the War of 1939–45. In 1954 he was appointed the Sheriff, of the City of London. In 1956 he was appointed the High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire.

Political career

Pryce was National Liberal candidate for the Ludlow division of Shropshire at the 1922 General Election. After that election, when the Ludlow by-election, 1923 occurred, following the mood around the country, the National Liberals and Liberals in Ludlow united behind his candidature and he ran as a united Liberal candidate. Although he finished a strong second, he did not run for election again.

Electoral record

1922 General Election: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ivor Miles Windsor-Clive 11,785 66.4
National Liberal Edward Calcott Pryce 5,979 33.7
Majority 5,808 32.6
Turnout 71.6
Unionist hold Swing
Ludlow by-election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Windsor-Clive 9,956 55.0 -11.4
Liberal Edward Calcott Pryce 6,740 37.2 +3.5
Labour Percy Frederick Pollard 1,420 7.8 n/a
Majority 17.8 -14.8
Turnout 73.0 +1.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.5

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