- Derek Walker-Smith, Baron Broxbourne
The son of Sir Jonah Walker-Smith (1874-1964), Walker-Smith was educated at Rossall School and Christ Church, Oxford. He became a barrister, called to the bar by Middle Temple in 1934. He was vice-chairman of the Inns of Court Conservative and Unionist Society and was made Queen's Counsel in 1955.
Walker-Smith was Member of Parliament for Hertford from 1945 to 1955, and East Hertfordshire from 1955 to 1983. He was vice-chair of the 1922 Committee 1951-55. He held ministerial positions, including Economic Secretary to the Treasury (1956-57), at the Board of Trade (1955-56 and 1957), and Health (1957-59).
Walker-Smith was created a Baronet, of Broxbourne in the County of Hertford, in 1960. On 21 September 1983, he was elevated to a life peerage as Baron Broxbourne, of Broxbourne in the County of Hertfordshire. The life barony became extinct on his death in 1992 while he was succeeded in the hereditary baronetcy by his son Jonah.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons 1979.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded by
Sir Murray Sueter
Member of Parliament for Hertford
1945 – 1955
New constituency Member of Parliament for East Hertfordshire
1955 – 1983
Constituency abolished Baronetage of the United Kingdom New creation Baronet
1960 – 1992
Political offices Preceded by
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
1956 – 1957
Minister of Health
1957 – 1960
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