Archibald Salvidge

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Archibald Salvidge

Personal details
Birkenhead. Cheshire
Died11 December 1928(1928-12-11) (aged 65)
Political partyConservative

Sir Archibald Tutton James Salvidge KBE PC (5 August 1863 – 11 December 1928) was an English politician, most notable for securing the political dominance of the Conservative Party in Liverpool through the use of the Working Men's Conservative Association (WMCA), earning him the nickname "the king of Liverpool" (by Warden Chilcott, MP for Liverpool Walton).[1] Salvidge was not a member of the Orange Order but he claimed on the Glorious Twelfth of July 1891 that his principles and the Orangemen's were one and the same due to the WMCA's requiring members "to be a sound Protestant". Due to the high Irish immigration into Liverpool and the widespread sectarianism in the city, Salvidge managed to galvanise Liverpool's Protestant population behind the Conservative Party in their opposition to Irish Home Rule.[1]


  1. ^ a b Philip Waller, ‘Salvidge, Sir Archibald Tutton James (1863–1928)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed 16 May 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Stanley Salvidge, Salvidge of Liverpool: Behind the Political Scene, 1890–1928 (Hodder & Stoughton, 1934).
  • P. J. Waller, Democracy and Sectarianism: A Political and Social History of Liverpool, 1868–1939 (Liverpool University Press, 1981).