William Steward (UK politician)


William Steward (UK politician)

Sir William Arthur Steward (20 April 1901 – May 1987) was a British Conservative party politician, who served as Member of Parliament for Woolwich West from 1950 to 1959.

Steward was educated at Norwich Model School and privately and became a restaurateur and farmer. He served as Senior Catering Officer with the Royal Air Force during World War II, obtaining the rank of Squadron Leader. He was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers and a member of the Council of the Caterers' Association.

Steward stood in Southwark Central at the 1945 general election without success, and was elected at the 1950 general election for Woolwich West. Continuing his interest in catering, he was chairman of the House of Commons Catering Committee from 1951. He was elected chairman of the London Conservative Union in 1953.


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