Captain Robert McNair Wilson MB, ChB (22 May 1882 – 29 November 1963), was a British surgeon, writer and journalist and Liberal Party politician.
Wilson was the son of William Wilson and Helen Turner. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University. He married Winifred Paynter. They had three sons. He then married Doris May Fischel. They had two sons.
Wilson was House Surgeon Glasgow Western Infirmary. He was Medical Correspondent of the Times from 1914–1942. He also wrote detective stories under pseudonym of Anthony Wynne.
Wilson was Liberal candidate for the Saffron Walden division of Essex at the 1922 General Election. At this election the Liberal Party was split between followers of H. H. Asquith and followers of David Lloyd George. Wilson was a follower of Asquith, but in Saffron Waldon, he was competing with a follower of Lloyd George and as a result finished fourth. By the time of the next election in 1923, the Liberals were united and he was the only Liberal standing in Saffron Walden. He increased the Liberal vote share but only finished third. He did not stand for parliament again.
|Unionist||William Foot Mitchell||9,844||43.6|
|National Liberal||W D Harbinson||3,097||13.7|
|Liberal||Robert McNair Wilson||2,853||12.6|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Unionist||William Foot Mitchell||9,652||44.3||+0.7|
|Liberal||Robert McNair Wilson||5,752||26.4||+13.8|