Sir Westby Brook Perceval (1854–1928) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1890–1891||11th||City of Christchurch||Liberal|
Perceval was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1854. In 1867 he won a junior Somes scholarship to Christ's College, Christchurch. At the age of 16, in May 1870, he was received into the Catholic church. He completed his secondary education at Stonyhurst College in England. He married Jessie Johnston, daughter of John Johnston, in 1880. He was a lawyer in Christchurch.
He represented the Christchurch South electorate from the 1887 general election to the end of the parliamentary term in 1890, and then the City of Christchurch electorate from the 1890 general election to September 1891, when he resigned. For the last three months in Parliament, he was Chairman of Committees.
Perceval was knighted (KCMG) in 1894 and died in 1928.
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- "The Agent-General". The Star (Issue 7270). 16 September 1891. p. 3. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- Wilson 1985, p. 226.
- Wilson 1985, p. 251.
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|Chairman of Committees of the House of Representatives
William Lee Rees
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Christchurch South
Title next held byHarry Ell
Constituency recreated after abolition in 1881
Title last held bySamuel Paull Andrews, Edward Richardson, Edward Cephas John Stevens
|Member of Parliament for Christchurch
Served alongside: William Pember Reeves, Richard Molesworth Taylor
William Pember Reeves, Richard Molesworth Taylor, Ebenezer Sandford
|Agent-General of New Zealand in the United Kingdom
William Pember Reeves
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