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Peat was born in Edmonton, Middlesex, and educated at Sedbergh School and Trinity College, Oxford. He played first-class cricket for Oxford University in 1913, Middlesex in 1914 and the Free Foresters between 1920 and 1922, as well as a number of matches for HDG Leveson-Gower's XI.
At the 1931 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, defeating the sitting Labour MP Arthur Lewis Shepherd. During his time as MP for Darlington he lived at nearby Wycliffe Hall. During the Second World War he served as Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In 1943, he led a campaign to salvage 100 million books for the nation's war effort. Peat was an accountant by profession, and from March to June 1945, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Insurance. In the Labour landslide at the 1945 general election, he was defeated by Labour's David Hardman. He died at Barnard Castle, County Durham on 27 October 1979.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Peat
- Charles Peat at Cricinfo
- Charles Peat at CricketArchive
- PEAT, Charles Urie, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
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