Nathaniel Buckley (1821 – 23 March 1892) was a British landowner, cotton mill owner and Liberal Party politician. At the 1868 general election he was Liberal candidate for the constituency of Stalybridge, but was defeated by his Conservative opponent, James Sidebottom. Sidebottom died in February 1871 causing a by-election. Initially the local Liberal Party selected the Honourable Edward Lyuth Stanley as their candidate, but following a number of delegations of "working men", Buckley was chosen. The bi-election was held on 28 February and Buckley won the seat by 208 votes.
By the 1870s Buckley was a millionaire and in 1873 he purchased the Galtee estate of the Earl of Kingston, near Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland. Following a revaluation, he issued rent demands to his new tenants of between fifty and five hundred percent. This led to a great deal of agrarian unrest, evictions and an attempted assassination of Buckley's land agent. His actions also demonstrated weaknesses in the Irish Land Acts which were consequently amended.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Election Intelligence, The Times, 25 February 1871, p. 9
- Election Intelligence, The Times, 1 March 1871, p. 8
- "Land Tenure (Ireland) Bill". Hansard. 1878-02-06. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- The London Gazette: . 1867-05-21.
- The London Gazette: . 1892-09-20.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Nathaniel Buckley
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Stalybridge
1871 – 1874
Tom Harrop Sidebottom