Edward Whitley (politician)
Whitley was the son of John Whitley of Liverpool and his wife Isabella Greenall, and a nephew of the Conservative politician Gilbert Greenall. He was educated at Rugby School and admitted a solicitor in 1849. He became a senior partner in the legal firm of Whitley, Maddock, Hampson, & Castle, of Liverpool. He became a member of the Corporation of Liverpool in 1866, and was Mayor of Liverpool in 1868. He became a J. P. for Liverpool.
In 1880 Whitley was elected as one of three Members of Parliament (MPs) for Liverpool and held the seat until the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. He was then elected MP for Everton, which he held until his death aged 66. He was buried in Alvanley Churchyard, near Helsby in Cheshire.
In 1878 Whitley married Elizabeth Eleanor Walker. His residences were The Grange, Halewood, near Liverpool and 185 Piccadilly.
There is a statue of Edward Whitley in St George's Hall, Liverpool.
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- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
- "Obituaries". The Times. 15 January 1892. p. 5. Retrieved 8 September 2012.(subscription required)
- Liverpool Mayors
- "Court News". The Times. 20 January 1892. p. 6. Retrieved 8 September 2012.(subscription required)
- Liverpool street names
- Townships: Everton, A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3 (1907), pp. 20-22. Date accessed: 22 April 2009
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Whitley
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1880 – 1885
With: Viscount Sandon to 1882
William Rathbone to 1880
John Ramsay 1880
Samuel Smith from 1882
Lord Claud Hamilton from 1880
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1885 – 1892
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