Alfred Percy Allsopp
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Taunton at a by-election in April 1887, in the place of his oldest brother, Samuel, who had succeeded to the peerage on the death of their father. He was re-elected in 1892, and stood down from Parliament at the 1895 general election.
Allsopp was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1887. He was also a Justice of the Peace (JP) in Worcestershire. He was Mayor of Worcester three times, including in 1894 and 1909.
Alfred entered the family business Samuel Allsopp & Sons, as a junior partner from 1883 to 1887. He later became chairman of the company, and oversaw its conversion into a Limited Company, and retired from the business in 1900 and then sold all his shares in the company. He was also a director of the New Grand Hotel in Birmingham, of the Yolandi Mining Corporation Limited, and of Allsopp and Partners.
He was made bankrupt in June 1914, after losses at Allsopp and Partners forced him to resort to moneylenders, and discharged from bankruptcy in 1920.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Obituaries: Mr. A. P. Allsopp". The Times (London). 25 February 1929. p. 17, col C.
- Lundy, Darryl. "Alfred Percy Allsopp". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 16 November 2010.[unreliable source?]
- The London Gazette: . 26 April 1887. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- "Election Intelligence". The Times (London). 25 April 1887. p. 8, col C.
- The London Gazette: . 29 July 1892. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 198. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- The London Gazette: . 7 June 1887. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Mr. A. P. Allsopp's Affairs". The Times (London). 22 January 1920. p. 5, col A.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alfred Percy Allsopp
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