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Sir Herbert Lidiard (September 1864 - 14 July 1941) was a politician in the Paddington area.

The son of John Lidiard, a justice of the peace from Clapham Common, he entered local politics in 1900 when he became the first Mayor of Wandsworth. He was subsequently a member of Paddington Borough Council, and was Mayor of Paddington on three occasions.

In 1913 he was elected to London County Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing Paddington (North) until 1922.

He was knighted in the 1923 Birthday Honours for "public and political services in Paddington".[1]

He was the chairman of the South Paddington Conservative Association and Ruling Counsellor Paddington Habitations Primrose League. In 1930 he was the unsuccessful Conservative candidate in a by-election at South Paddington.

Details of a plaque here [1]

His wife's tomb can be seen here [2].


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