Friday, January 15, 2021

Lord Shaw of Northstead 1920-2021

 _. Lord Shaw of Northstead, who died 8 January, 2021, aged 100, was, as Michael Shaw, the National Liberal MP for Brighouse and Spenborough 1960-64, Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby 1966-74, & for Scarborough, 1974-92.

Michael Norman Shaw was born 9 Oct, 1920, son of Norman Shaw; married 1951, Joan Mary Louise Mowat, daughter of Sir Alfred Mowat, 2nd Baronet, by whom he had three sons, Charles, James and Jonathan.

Educated at Sedbergh, he was a chartered accountant before entering Parliament. He served as PPS to the Minister of Labour 1962-63, and PPS to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1970-72, and PPS to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1973; Member of the UK Delegation to the European Parliament 1974-79; Justice of the Peace for Dewsbury, 1953; a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, from 1977.

Michael Shaw was knighted in 1982, and raised to the peerage in 1994, two years after leaving the Commons. He was created a baron for life, taking the title Baron Shaw of Northstead, of Liversedge in the County of West Yorkshire.


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