George Marton (Conservative politician)
Marton was the son of George Marton (1801–1867) of Capernwray Hall, Lancashire, and his wife Lucy Sarah Dallas daughter of Sir Robert Dallas, Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He was a major in the 3rd Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Marton became a J.P. for Lancaster and Westmoreland, Deputy Lieutenant of Lancaster and High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1877.
In the 1885 general election, Marton was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the recreated Lancaster division of Lancashire. A petition was lodged against his election, but was dismissed. However, he lost the seat at the 1886 general election, against the national trend, and did not stand for the House of Commons again.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 320. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Marton
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