Henry Lee (MP)
Lee was the son of Lee Lee of Chorley Lancashire and his wife Anne Cocksey, daughter of Joseph Cocksey. He was a merchant and manufacturer being head of the cotton firm Tootal, Broadhurst, and Lee. He was a director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and of the Manchester and Salford Bank. He was a J.P. for Lancashire and the borough of Salford.
Lee stood unsuccessfully for parliament in Salford at the 1874 general election. At the 1880 general election he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1885 general election. He contested Manchester North West at the 1886 election, without success.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 264. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Craig, Election results 1832–1885, page 280
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 189. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, Election results 1885–1918, page151
- Obituary Notices
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Lee
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Sir Frederick Perkins
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1880 – 1885
With: Charles Parker Butt 1880–83
Alfred Giles 1883–92
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