Joseph Lawrence (British politician)

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Sir Joseph Lawrence (23 September 1848 – 24 October 1919)[1] was a Conservative Party politician.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Monmouth Boroughs at by-election in May 1901.[2] The by-election was triggered by the unseating of the Conservative victor of the seat at the general election in October 1900, Dr Frederick Rutherfoord Harris, as a result of an election petition alleging irregularities in election spending.[3]

The Conservative majority at the by-election was half that of the previous year, and Lawrence did not stand for re-election in 1906, when the seat was won by the Liberal Party candidate.[3]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27312. p. 3197. 10 May 1901.
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 459. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Rutherfoord Harris
Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs
Succeeded by
Lewis Haslam