Aaron Charlton Curry
|Member of Parliament |
for Bishop Auckland
27 October 1931 – 14 November 1935
|Preceded by||Hugh Dalton|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Dalton|
|Born||17 August 1888|
|Died||6 January 1957|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Cranston Wilson|
Curry married Jane Cranston Wilson in 1913 and they had one daughter. Hon. DCL (Dunelm), 1951.
Curry was a founder and formerly senior partner in A. C. Curry & Co., chartered accountants. He was a Fellow of the Corporation of Accountants. He was a Fellow Corporation of Certified Secretaries. He was Director of H. Young (Motors) Ltd, Norbrit Products, Ltd and other Companies.
Standing as a Liberal candidate at the 1923 and 1924 general elections, Curry unsuccessfully contested the Houghton-le-Spring constituency. He was defeated again at the Wallsend by-election in 1926, and in Bishop Auckland at a by-election in 1929 and at the 1929 general election.  He was elected to the House of Commons on his sixth attempt, at the 1931 general election, when he stood as a Liberal National candidate for Bishop Auckland, defeating the sitting Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Hugh Dalton. Although he took the Liberal National whip after the 1931 election, he consistently voted with the official Liberal Party in Commons votes. His support for free trade and opposition to the government's proposed tariffs being a major reason. In December 1932, Curry left the Liberal Nationals and took the Liberal whip. He stood as a Liberal candidate at the 1935 general election, when Dalton regained the seat. Curry did not stand for Parliament again.
He was a member of Whickham Urban District Council from 1931–37. He was a member of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council; Councillor 1941-51 and Alderman 1951-57. Lord Mayor of the City and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1949–50 and again 1956–57. He was Chairman of Northumberland and Tyneside River Board. He was a Justice of the Peace for County Durham. He was a Justice of the Peace for the County Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne.
|Liberal National||Aaron Curry||17,551||51.4||+21.3|
|Liberal National gain from Labour||Swing||+14.2|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||+13.7|
- Historical list of MPs: B, part 3 Archived 10 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine at Leigh Rayment's peerage pages
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- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
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- Liberals in Parliament 1924-1994 by Rif Winfield
- British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
- Political Science Resources, Richard Kimber
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Aaron Curry
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland