Allan Chapman (politician)

Allan Chapman 1897 – 7 January 1966 was a Scottish Unionist Party politician He was elected at the 1935 general election as Member of Parliament MP for the Rutherglen constituency in Lanarkshire He held the seat during the war years, but at the 1945 general election he was defeated by the Labour Party candidate Gilbert McAllister

In the war-time coalition government, he was Assistant Postmaster-General from March 1941 to March 1942, and then Under-Secretary of State for Scotland until the coalition government was dissolved in May 1945 In the subsequent caretaker government he then shared the post with Thomas Dunlop Galbraith until the new Labour Government took office at the end of July


  • Craig, F W S 1983 British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 3rd ed Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services ISBN 0-900178-06-X 
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Allan Chapman
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Herbert James Moss
Member of Parliament for Rutherglen
Succeeded by
Gilbert McAllister
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Waterhouse
Assistant Postmaster-General
Succeeded by
Robert Grimston
Preceded by
Joseph Westwood
Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
1942–July 1945
With: Thomas Dunlop Galbraith from May 1945
Succeeded by
George Buchanan
and Tom Fraser

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