The Lord Wallace of Coslany
George Douglas Wallace
18 April 1906
|Died||11 November 2003 (aged 97)|
Sidcup, Kent, England
Wallace was born in Cheltenham and attended Cheltenham Central School. He became an office manager before volunteering to join the RAF in 1941, serving during World War II and rising to the rank of Sergeant.
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chislehurst in 1945 general election. In 1950, Wallace lost to Conservative Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith by 167 votes. It was 14 years later in 1964 before he returned to Parliament, representing Norwich North. He retired from the House of Commons at the February 1974 election, and became a life peer as Baron Wallace of Coslany, of Coslany in the City of Norwich, on 17 January 1975.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Dalyell, Tam (19 November 2003). "Lord Wallace of Coslany". The Independent. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Wallace
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Chislehurst
| Member of Parliament for Norwich North
1964 – February 1974