Alfred Percy Allsopp

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Alfred Percy Allsopp (26 August 1861 – 22 February 1929)[1] was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Allsopp was the sixth and youngest son of Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip[2] and Elizabeth Tongue.[3] Several of his brothers were active in politics.

He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Taunton at a by-election in April 1887,[4] in the place of his oldest brother, Samuel, who had succeeded to the peerage on the death of their father.[5] He was re-elected in 1892,[6] and stood down from Parliament at the 1895 general election.[7]

Allsopp was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1887.[8] He was also a Justice of the Peace (JP) in Worcestershire. He was Mayor of Worcester three times.[2][1]

Alfred entered the family business Samuel Allsopp & Sons, as a junior partner from 1883 to 1887.[9] He later became chairman of the company,[2] and oversaw its conversion into a Limited Company, and retired from the business in 1900[2] and then sold all his shares in the company.[9] He was also a director of the New Grand Hotel in Birmingham, of the Yolandi Mining Corporation Limited, and of Allsopp and Partners.[9]

He was made bankrupt in June 1914, after losses at Allsopp and Partners forced him to resort to moneylenders, and discharged from bankruptcy in 1920.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Hon. Alfred Percy Allsop". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Obituaries: Mr. A. P. Allsopp". The Times. London. 25 February 1929. p. 17, col C. 
  3. ^ "Alfred Percy Allsopp". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "No. 25695". The London Gazette. 26 April 1887. p. 2324. 
  5. ^ "Election Intelligence". The Times. London. 25 April 1887. p. 8, col C. 
  6. ^ "No. 26311". The London Gazette. 29 July 1892. p. 4311. 
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 198. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  8. ^ "No. 25707". The London Gazette. 7 June 1887. p. 3087. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Mr. A. P. Allsopp's Affairs". The Times. London. 22 January 1920. p. 5, col A. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Allsopp
Member of Parliament for Taunton
Succeeded by
Alfred Welby