Charles Edward Cawley

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Charles Edward Cawley (1812 – 9 April 1877) was a British civil engineer and Conservative Party politician.

He was the only son of Samuel Cawley of Goodden House, Middleton, Lancashire and his wife Mary Jones of Packington, Warwickshire. He became involved in Conservative politics and was for many years was an alderman on Salford Borough Council. In 1842 he married Harriet Motley.

Under the Representation of the People Act 1867 the parliamentary borough of Salford was given a second member of parliament, and Cawley was elected at the 1868 general election by a small majority. He comfortably retained his seat at the 1874 general election.

Charles Cawley died at his residence in Higher Broughton, near Manchester, in April 1877 aged 64.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Cheetham
Member of Parliament for Salford
1868 – 1877
With: William Thomas Charley 1868–1877
Succeeded by
William Thomas Charley
Oliver Ormerod Walker