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Piers Dixon

Piers John Shirley Dixon (born 29 December 1928) is a British Conservative Party politician.

Dixon was educated at Eton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Harvard Business School. He worked as a stockbroker.

Dixon contested Brixton in 1966. A member until the close of 1971 of the Conservative Monday Club, he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Truro at the 1970 general election. He was re-elected in February 1974, but lost the seat to the Liberal David Penhaligon in the October 1974 general election, by 464 votes (0.8%). No Conservative MP represented Truro since Dixon's defeat until Sarah Newton's victory over the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Alan Clark noted Dixon in his 1983-1992 diaries, writing "when (the Liberals) get stuck in, really stuck in, they are devilish hard to dislodge."

The first of his four wives was the sculptor Edwina Sandys, a daughter of Duncan Sandys and his first wife Diana Churchill. They had two sons Mark and Hugo. In 1984 Dixon married Anne Olivia Cronin, daughter of John Cronin, former Labour MP, they have one son, Piers Alexander Jago.


  • Copping, Robert, The Story of The Monday Club - The First Decade, Current Affairs Information Unit, London, April 1972: 21/28.
  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1966 and October 1974
  • Clark, Alan, Diaries 1983-1992

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005:
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Geoffrey Wilson
Member of Parliament for Truro
1970October 1974
Succeeded by
David Penhaligon

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