Edward Salt

Sir Edward William Salt (18 May 1881 8 September 1970) was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Birmingham Yardley constituency from 1931 to 1945.

He was the son of Ashton Trow Salt, a surgical instrument maker in Aston, and his wife Emily. He was educated at Camp Hill Grammar School in Birmingham. In 1910, he married Alice Elizabeth, daughter of John Joseph Pratt Edmunds of Hawkesley Hall, King's Norton and had a son and three daughters.

In World War I, he served with the Worcestershire Yeomanry from 1916 to 1919. From 1923 to 1925, he was chairman of the British Limb Association.

In 1929, he was defeated as Conservative candidate for the Birmingham Yardley constituency in that year's general election, but he won the seat two years later. He retained the seat until he was defeated in the July 1945 general election. From 1943 to 1945, he was chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. He was knighted in 1945.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Warwickshire for 1952–53.

He was also Managing Director of Salt and Son Limited of Cherry Street, Birmingham.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Archibald George Gossling
Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley
Succeeded by
Wesley Perrins
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Walford Hollier Turner
High Sheriff of Warwickshire
Succeeded by
Lt.-Col. G. T. S. Horton, MC

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