Stephen Terrell

Colonel Stephen Terrell OBE TD DL QC (15 June 1916 – 16 August 2004), was a British barrister and Liberal Party politician.

Background

He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and University College, London. In 1951 he married Diana Marion Hartwell. They had two sons. He was awarded the OBE in 1952.[1]

Professional career

He was Called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1946. In 1965 he took silk. He became a Bencher at Gray’s Inn in 1970. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Middlesex and then in 1961 for Greater London.[2]

Political career

He was Liberal candidate for the Eastbourne division of Sussex at the 1964 General Election. He was elected to the Liberal party national executive. He was Chairman of the Liberal's Home Office panel.[3] He contested Eastbourne again in 1966, 1970 and February 1974 general elections, each time without success. He served as President of the Liberal Party from 1971-72. After failing to win Eastbourne for the fourth time, he did not stand for parliament again.[4]

Electoral record

General Election 1964: Eastbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Stuart Taylor 26,410 49.0
Liberal Stephen Terrell 15,441 28.7 +10.3
Labour J E M Baker 12,034 22.3
Majority 10,969 20.4
Turnout 53,885 76.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Eastbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Stuart Taylor 26,039 46.3
Liberal Stephen Terrell 16,746 29.8 +1.1
Labour John Harold High 12,620 22.4
Independent Vernon Hubert Petty 883 1.6
Majority 9,293 16.5
Turnout 56,288 77.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Eastbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Stuart Taylor 30,296 48.8
Liberal Stephen Terrell 23,308 37.5 +7.8
Labour Cyril G Abley 8,475 13.7
Majority 6,988 11.3
Turnout 62,079 73.7
Conservative hold Swing -
General Election February 1974: Eastbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Reginald Edward Gow 31,462 51.3
Liberal Stephen Terrell 23,987 39.1 +2.6
Labour David Dawson 5,874 9.6
Majority 7,475 12.2
Turnout 61,323 82.6
Conservative hold Swing
Party political offices
Preceded by
Inga-Stina Robson
President of the Liberal Party
19711972
Succeeded by
Trevor Jones

References

  1. ‘TERRELL, Colonel Stephen’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 11 Feb 2015
  2. ‘TERRELL, Colonel Stephen’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 11 Feb 2015
  3. The Times House of Commons 1966
  4. British parliamentary election results 1974-1983, Craig, F.W.S.
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