(Florence) Ruth Dalton (née Fox) (1890 – 15 March 1966), known as Lady Dalton from 1960 was a Labour Party politician.

The daughter of Thomas Hamilton Fox of Farmborough, Kent. She graduated from the London School of Economics, and in 1914 married Hugh Dalton, later a Labour Party MP.

She was a member of the London County Council on three occasions: representing Camberwell, Peckham from 1925–31 and as an alderman from 1936–42 and 1949-52.

She holds the record for the shortest-serving female member of parliament, representing the County Durham seat of Bishop Auckland for a few months in 1929.

Her husband was created a life peer in 1960 as Baron Dalton, of Forest and Frith in the County Palatine of Durham, and she was known as Lady Dalton from that date.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1] and some information here [2].

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