Ernest Flower

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Flower in 1895.

Sir Ernest Francis Swan Flower (24 August 1865 – 30 April 1926)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician.

At the 1895 general election Flower was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West,[2] winning the seat from the Liberal Party on his second attempt, after unsuccessfully contesting the seat in 1892.[2] 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.[2]

Flower was a member of the Grand Council of the Primrose League, and was noted for his philanthropy in the East End of London.[3] He was knighted in the New Year Honours, in December 1903.[4]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 81. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "No. 27630". The London Gazette. 29 December 1903. p. 8563. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alfred Illingworth
Member of Parliament for Bradford West
Succeeded by
Fred Jowett