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Major Sir Patrick Bernard Malone (1857-31 December 1939) was a Conservative Party politician active in the Tottenham area.

By the 1880s Malone was living in Tottenham, Middlesex.[1] He became involved in the public life of the town and was elected to Tottenham Urban District Council.[2] He was also a member of the Lee Conservancy Board and of the Metropolitan Water Board.[2] During the First World War, being too old to join the army, he held a commission in the 7th Battalion of the Middlesex Volunteer Regiment, a body similar to the Home Guard of the Second World War, reaching the rank of major.[3]

In 1918 he was elected as MP for the new constituency of Tottenham South.[1] Malone won the seat, with a slim majority of 853 votes over Labour.[4] He held the seat with an increased majority in 1922, but lost it when a further election was held in 1923: Percy Alden of the Labour Party unseated him.[5] He regained the seat in 1924.[6] At the next election in 1929, an increase in the Labour vote saw Malone lose the seat to Frederick Messer in a four-cornered contest.[7]

Although the 1929 election saw the end of Malone's parliamentary career, he continued in local politics. When Tottenham was granted a charter of incorporation to become a borough in 1934, he was chosen as the town's charter mayor.[2] In the following year he was created the first honorary freeman of the borough.[2] He was also a member of the Middlesex County Council, serving as an alderman from 1925 to 1937.[2] In 1932 he was knighted "for political and public services".[8]

He died in December 1939, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "South Tottenham. No Official Coalition Candidate". The Times: p. 10. 10 December 1918. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Obituary: Major Sir Patrick Malone". The Times: p. 9. 4 January 1940. 
  3. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30034. p. 3911. 24 April 1917.
  4. "The General Election. Results of Polling". The Times: p. 17. 30 December 1918. 
  5. "General Election 1923, Full Results of the Polling". The Times: p. 24. 8 December 1923. 
  6. "The General Election. First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs". The Times: p. 7. 30 October 1924. 
  7. "The General Election. First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs". The Times: p. 6. 31 May 1929. 
  8. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33785. p. 2. 29 December 1931.
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