David Austick

David Austick (8 March 1920 – 9 February 1997) was a British Liberal Party politician and bookshop owner.

David Austick
Member of Parliament
for Ripon
In office
26 July 1973  28 February 1974
Preceded byMalcolm Stoddart-Scott
Succeeded byKeith Hampson
Majority946 (3.0%)
Personal details
Born(1920-03-08)8 March 1920
Died9 February 1997(1997-02-09) (aged 76)
Political partyLiberal

At a by-election in July 1973 caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP Sir Malcolm Stoddart-Scott, Austick was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Ripon in the West Riding of Yorkshire, gaining the seat from the Conservatives by a majority of 946 votes. However, it was a short-lived success. In the February 1974 general election, Austick lost by 4,335 votes to the new Conservative candidate Keith Hampson after seven months as an MP.

Austick was never again elected an MP, but he also served as a district and county councillor in Yorkshire and was one time Chairman of the Liberal Candidates' Association.[1] He later became Executive Chairman of the Electoral Reform Society.[2]

See also


  1. The Times, 27 September 1977
  2. The Times, 14 November 1985
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Malcolm Stoddart-Scott
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1973February 1974
Succeeded by
Keith Hampson

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