Robert Henry Hurst (junior)

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Robert Henry Hurst (1817 – 12 February 1905) was an English Liberal Party politician and Recorder for Hastings and Rye.[1] He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Horsham from 1865 to 1868, and from 1875 to 1876.

Hurst was elected to the House of Commons on his first attempt at the 1865 general election, winning the seat previously held by his father Robert Henry Hurst. He was defeated at the 1868 by the Conservative Party candidate John Aldridge, but petitions were lodged against both candidates and Aldridge chose not to defend his claim so Hurst was declared elected in 1869.

He was defeated in the 1874 general election by the Conservative William Vesey-FitzGerald, but when Vesey-FitzGerald was appointed as Chief Charity Commissioner in 1875, he was required by the rules at the time to seek re-election. Hurst won the resulting Horsham by-election,but after a petition the by-election result was declared void. Hurst did not stand for Parliament again.

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  1. ^ William Albery, A Parliamentary History of Horsham 12-95-1885, Longmans, Green & Co, London (1927).

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Vesey-FitzGerald
Member of Parliament for Horsham
18651868
Succeeded by
John Aldridge
Preceded by
John Aldridge
Member of Parliament for Horsham
1869 – 1874
Succeeded by
William Vesey-FitzGerald
Preceded by
William Vesey-FitzGerald
Member of Parliament for Horsham
18751876
Succeeded by
James Clifton Brown