He was appointed High Sheriff of Sussex for 1843. He was then elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings at a by-election in 1844, and held the seat until he resigned from Parliament through appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds on 5 May 1854.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 146. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Musgrave Brisco
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Hastings
With: Robert Hollond 1844-1852
Patrick Robertson 1852-1854
|High Sheriff of Sussex