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Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw British Conservative Party politician

British Conservative Party politician
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A.K.A. Lord Shaw of Northstead, Michael Norman Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead, Michael ...
Is Politician
From United Kingdom
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 9 October 1920, Leeds, United Kingdom
Age: 99 years
Star sign LibraLibra
Politics Conservative Party
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Michael Norman Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead (born 9 October 1920) is a former National Liberal and British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1960 to 1964 (as a National Liberal) and from 1966 to 1992 for the Conservatives.

Biography

He was born in Leeds and educated at Sedbergh School. Standing first as a Conservative At the general election in May 1955, Shaw fought the safe Labour seat of Dewsbury, losing by over 7,000 votes. At the general election in October 1959, he stood as a 'Liberal and Conservative' and contested the Labour-held marginal constituency of Brighouse and Spenborough. He lost by only 47 votes to the sitting MP Lewis John Edwards, who died the following month.

At the resulting by-election in March 1960, he won the seat for the National Liberals and Conservatives with a majority of 666 votes over Labour's Colin Jackson. Jackson regained the seat for Labour at the general election, however, by a majority of 922. Shaw returned to Parliament at the 1966 general election, when he was elected for the safe Conservative constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. He held that seat until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when he was re-elected for the new Scarborough constituency. He continued to represent Scarborough until he retired at the 1992 general election, making a total of 30 years as an MP. He also served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1974 until 1979, when MEPs were not directly elected, but were chosen by the House of Commons and House of Lords as delegates.

In the 1982 Birthday Honours Shaw received a Knighthood, having the accolade conferred by The Queen on 25 November 1982. Shaw was created a life peer on 30 September 1994 with the title Baron Shaw of Northstead, of Liversedge in the County of West Yorkshire. He retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2015. Shaw was interviewed in 2012 as part of The History of Parliament's oral history project.

Coat of arms of Michael Shaw, Baron Shaw of Northstead
Crest
Out of a circle of roses Argent barbed and seeded Proper the hulk of a lymphad Azure rising therefrom a square stone tower also Proper all in front of a sun in splendour Gold.
Escutcheon
Or issuant from a triple mount in base three trees an arrow in flight fesswise to the dexter between their trunks all Proper on a chief wavy Azure an estoile Argent between two roses also Argent barbed and seeded Proper each environed by a crescent Gold.
Supporters
On either side a ram Argent gorged bezanty armed Or and unguled Sable each resting the interior hind foot upon a fishing net covering a glass float all upon a compartment representative of a quayside Proper.
Motto
Pro Familia Et Amicis
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http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/oral-history/member/shaw-michael-1920
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/49008/supplement/2
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/49252/page/1513
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/53810/page/13933
http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/The-History-of-Parliament-Oral-History-Project/021M-C1503X0047XX-0001V0
http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/lords/retired-lords/
http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm
http://www.leighrayment.com/
http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/people/mr-michael-shaw
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79101508
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