Thomas Stanley (14 September 1749 – 25 December 1816)was a British Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons for 32 years from 1780 to 1812. politician.
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He was the son of the Revd Thomas Stanley and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was described as being of Cross Hill, Lancashire.
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He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lancashire from February 1780 until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1812 general election,having been elected unopposed at seven successive elections. In his long parliamentary career he spoke often in favour of the Lancashire cotton industry.
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He died unmarried aged 67.
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John Blackburne from 1784
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