Donald Bruce

Major Donald William Trevor Bruce

Rush ID: 8475

Details

Born:
3 October 1912
Died:
18 April 2005
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Accountant
Election occupation:
Army officer
Parentage:
William Trevor Bruce, insurance broker, of Norbury, London, and his wife Mary
Notes:
Obituary in The Guardian, 20/04/2005.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
PPS
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8475
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5294081
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BRUCE, Major Donald (1912-2005)

Peerages

  1. Baron Bruce of Donington

    Life

    1974

Constituencies

  1. Portsmouth North

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Defeated contesting Portsmouth West at 1950 General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Wrekin, The

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  2. Wrekin, The

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  3. Portsmouth West

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1945-1950

    to Aneurin Bevan, as Minister of Health

Other parliaments

  1. European Parliament

    member

    1975-1979

Schools

  1. Donington Grammar School, Lincolnshire

Marriages

  1. Butcher, Joan Letitia

    Year: 1939

    Notes: Divorced 1980. 2 sons, 3 daughters

  2. Heard, Mrs Cyrena Shaw

    Year: 1981

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    1935-

  2. Conservative Party member

    1931

  3. Independent Labour Party member

    1931-1935

Political organisations

  1. League for Democracy in Greece member

  2. Co-operative movement

  3. Fabian Society

Trade unions

  1. /trade_unions/134 member