At the 1895 general election Flower was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West, winning the seat from the Liberal Party on his second attempt, after unsuccessfully contesting the seat in 1892. He held the seat for 11 years, until his defeat at the 1906 general election. He stood again at both the January 1910 and December 1910 general elections, but lost on both occasions by a large majority.
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- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 81. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- "E. (F. S.) Flower, (Bradford, Western Division)". Debrett's illustrated House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1901. via the Wayback Machine. p. 51. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- "No. 27630". The London Gazette. 29 December 1903. p. 8563.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Ernest Flower
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