Thomas Richardson (Hartlepool MP, born 1846)

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Richardson in 1895.

Sir Thomas Richardson (28 December 1846 – 22 May 1906) [1] was an English Liberal Unionist politician.

Richardson stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in The Hartlepools at the 1892 general election, losing by a narrow margin of 76 votes (less than 1% of the total) to the sitting Liberal Party member, Christopher Furness. [2] He won the seat at the 1895 general election, with a majority of 81 votes, but at the next general election, in October 1900, Furness retook the seat with a large majority. [2] Richardson did not stand again.

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References

  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
  2. 1 2 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 119. ISBN   0-900178-27-2.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christopher Furness
Member of Parliament for The Hartlepools
18951900
Succeeded by
Christopher Furness