Thomas Portway

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Thomas Portway (by 1524 – 1557), of Dover, Kent, was an English politician.

Dover town and major ferry port in Kent, South East England

Dover is a major ferry port in Kent, South East England. It faces France across the Strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury and east of Maidstone. The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover. The surrounding chalk cliffs are known as the White Cliffs of Dover.

He was a Member of parliament (MP) for Dover in March 1553. He was mayor of Dover from 1550 to 1551. [1]

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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References

  1. "PORTWAY, Thomas (by 1524-57), of Dover, Kent. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org.