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Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster

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Monarch  George VI
Nationality  British
Prime Minister  Clement Attlee
Name  Reginald 1st

Preceded by  The Viscount Swinton
Role  British Politician
Monarch  George VI
Political party  Labour Party
Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster
Preceded by  Charles Campbell Woolley
Died  June 7, 1961, Uckfield, United Kingdom
Succeeded by  Harry Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan

Reginald Thomas Herbert Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster (27 March 1885 – 7 June 1961) was a British Liberal then Labour politician. He was Minister of Civil Aviation under Clement Attlee between 1945 and 1946 and Governor of Cyprus between 1946 and 1949.


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Political career

Following service during the First World War as a Royal Navy officer Fletcher was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Basingstoke in 1923 by 348 votes but lost the seat in 1924. In 1935 he was elected as Labour MP for Nuneaton. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Winster, of Witherslack in the County of Westmorland, in 1942 and made a Privy Counsellor in 1945. From 1945 to 1946 he was Minister of Civil Aviation in the government of Clement Attlee. The latter year he was appointed Governor of Cyprus, a position he held until 1949.

Personal life

Lord Winster died in 1961 at the age of 76 in the Uckfield Rural District, Sussex. The peerage became extinct on his death.


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