Edward Mitchell (Scottish politician)

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Edward Rosslyn Mitchell (16 May 1879 – 31 October 1965)[1][2] was a Liberal then Labour Party politician in Scotland.

He was educated at Hillhead High School and then the University of Glasgow.[3]

He stood as Liberal candidate in Buteshire in December 1910. He was called 'The Pocket Rosebery'.[4] He was Labour candidate for Glasgow Central against Prime Minister Bonar Law at the 1922 and 1923 General Elections. He was elected in 1924, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Paisley, beating former Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. He stood down in 1929.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1 )
  2. ^ "Mr Edward Mitchell". theyworkforyou.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Mr Rosslyn Mitchell. Former M.P. for Paisley". The Glasgow Herald. 1 November 1965. p. 11. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ The Downfall of the Liberal Party by Trevor Wilson, pg. 302

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
H. H. Asquith
Member of Parliament for Paisley
Succeeded by
James Welsh