Martin McLaren

Major Martin John McLaren (11 January 1914 – 27 July 1979), British soldier and Conservative Party politician.

He was the son of Hon. Francis McLaren, Liberal MP for Spalding and Barbara Jekyll.

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Career

McLaren obtained a BA from Oxford University in 1936, and a MA in 1941. Joining the Grenadier Guards, he rose to the rank of Major during World War II.

After the war, he held a position in the Home Office until 1947, and in 1948 became a barrister of the Middle Temple. He entered Parliament at the 1959 general election as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol North West. In 1961 he became a government Assistant Whip, and in 1963 became a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury as a full Whip. In 1964, the Home government fell and he went into opposition. He lost his seat in the 1966 general election, recovered it in 1970 election, and lost it again in October 1974, marking an end to his political career.

Family

On 18 September 1943, he married Nancy Ralston. The couple had three children:

  • Rev. Richard Francis McLaren (b. 9 November 1946)
  • Francis Andrew McLaren (5 August 1949 – 2 September 1960)
  • Patrick Andrew McLaren (27 September 1963 – 14 December 1990)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Christopher Boyd
Member of Parliament for Bristol North West
19591966
Succeeded by
John Ellis
Preceded by
John Ellis
Member of Parliament for Bristol North West
1970October 1974
Succeeded by
Ronald Thomas



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