John Rolleston (British politician)

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Sir John Rolleston

Sir John Fowke Lancelot Rolleston JP DL (1848–1919), was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was educated at Repton School and King's College London. He was a keen Conservative and the leader of his party in Leicester, where, after being twice defeated at the poll, he was elected Member of Parliament in 1900. He sat for Leicester until 1906 when he was again defeated by the Liberal-Labour coalition. He was subsequently elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Hertford in January 1910 and held the seat until 1916. He was knighted in 1897.


This article incorporates text from a work in the public domain: "Sir John Fowke Lancelot Rolleston", The Annual Register (1920), Longman, Greens & Co. pp. 187-188

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Broadhurst
and Walter Hazell
Member of Parliament for Leicester
With: Henry Broadhurst
Succeeded by
Henry Broadhurst and
Ramsay MacDonald
Preceded by
Abel Henry Smith
Member of Parliament for Hertford
Succeeded by
Noel Pemberton Billing