Sir William Darling

Former MP for Edinburgh South

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address 13 Jun 1955

    The rates of the City of Edinburgh when I was City Treasurer were 7s. 11 d, in the £.
  • Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address 9 Jun 1955

    The House will be agreeably pleased at the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Bilston (Mr. R. Edwards). He disclaimed any intention of being controversial. I doubt whether he wholly succeeded in that laudable desire, but I am certain that the House will look forward to hearing him on future occasions when he is admittedly controversial, because he seems to possess the equipment to be a...
  • Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address 9 Jun 1955

    I am not referring to antiquity but to the ability of the hon. Member for Bilston. His was an interesting and challenging speech and, if I may use his own words, a non-controversial speech. I had the feeling that it had the stuff of incipient controversy in it, and I hope that in future the hon. Member will not feel himself inhibited by the fact that his views may be little shared by his hon....

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Former MP for Edinburgh South

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 2 May 1957 — unknown

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