Robert Hurst (1750–1843)

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Robert Hurst (1750 – 13 April 1843)[1][2] was an English Whig politician. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for boroughs from 1806 to 1829.

At the 1802 general election, Hurst was elected to the House of Commons for two constituencies: Shaftesbury[3] and Steyning.[4] The result of the election in Shaftesbury was disputed, but once the dispute had been settled in his favour he chose to represent Shaftesbury, and did not sit for Steyning in the remainder of the Parliament.[1][4]

At the 1806 general electionhe was returned again for Steyning,[4] and held that seat until the 1812 general election,[1] when he was elected as MP for Horsham,[5] a seat which he held until 1829,[2] when he resigned his seat by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.[6]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Martin Lloyd and
John Henniker-Major
Member of Parliament for Steyning
1802 – 1803
With: James Martin Lloyd
Succeeded by
James Martin Lloyd and
Lord Ossulston
Preceded by
Walter Boyd and
Paul Benfield
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
18021806
With: Edward Loveden Loveden
Succeeded by
Edward Loveden Loveden and
Home Riggs Popham
Preceded by
Lord Ossulston
James Martin Lloyd
Member of Parliament for Steyning
18061812
With: James Martin Lloyd
Succeeded by
Sir John Aubrey, Bt
James Martin Lloyd
Preceded by
Joseph Marryat and
Henry Goulburn
Member of Parliament for Horsham
18121829
With: Arthur Leary Piggott 1812–1818
George Richard Phillips 1818–1820
Sir John Aubrey, Bt 1820–1826
Henry Fox 1826–1827
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne from 1826
Succeeded by
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne and
The Earl of Arundel