UK Politics
08 August 2013
George William Erskine Russell was a Liberal MP for Aylesbury (1880-85) and Biggleswade (1892-95). In 1906, he wrote...
UK Politics
07 August 2013
Cecil Norton (later Lord Rathcreedan) was elected as the first Liberal MP for Newington West in 1892, gaining the seat...
UK Politics
25 July 2013
Charles Walwyn Radclyffe Cooke was Tory MP for Newington from 1885-92. In 1890 he wrote a book on his political...
UK Politics
18 July 2013
Evan Cotton was the Liberal MP for Finsbury East for only five months in 1918. He won a by-election caused by the death...
UK Politics
11 July 2013
By 1885, the Finsbury seat stretched from the City of London to Highgate. It was split into seven constituencies by the...
Politics
04 July 2013
Finsbury was a radical constituency, electing only one Tory (called Mr Spankie) in its 55 years of existence. Thomas...
UK Politics
13 June 2013
Christopher Mayhew was educated at Haileybury, where he became the distributor for Giles Romilly’s leftist public...
UK Politics
30 May 2013
Rhys Hopkin Morris was the Liberal MP for Cardiganshire (1923-32) and Carmarthen (1945-56), one of just two gains from...
16 May 2013
Having survived local Liberal moves against him in 1931, Henry Morris-Jones gained the support of local Conservatives...
Politics
02 May 2013
  In Walter Harris’s 1972 potboiler, The Mistress of Downing Street, Britain’s first woman prime...
01 May 2013
The Denbigh constituency was represented by Liberals of some sort from 1885 to 1959. Henry Morris Jones was MP from...
UK Politics
25 April 2013
James Graham’s play This House (currently at the National Theatre) shows the whittling away of the 1974-79 Labour...
08 April 2013
Arthur Crosfield was Liberal MP for Warrington (1906-10), his fortune coming from the family soap firm that had been...
27 March 2013
Clerical influence was notorious in Irish elections of the 19th century. In Galway in 1872, a petition was brought...

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