John Horton Blades
Blades was born at West Bromwich, the son of Brownlow W. Blades. He was a manufacturer of blue-bricks and sanitary pipes at West Bromwich. He was an alderman of West Bromwich and a temperance campaigner, being a trustee of the Gospel Blue Ribbon Mission.
Blades was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich at the 1885 general election, but did not defend the seat at the 1886 general election. He made no contributions during his year in parliament.
Blades lived at Oakhurst, West Bromwich and died at West Bromwich at the age of 75.
Blades married Sarah Collumbell of Derby in 1865.
- British Census 1881 RG11 2848/17 p25
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- West Bromwich: Protestant Nonconformity, A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 17: Offlow hundred (part) (1976), pp. 61-70. Date accessed: 5 May 2009.
- Hansard Millbank Systems - John Blades
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 205. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- OPCS Civil Registration Indices
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Blades
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