John Hardy (MP)

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John Hardy (1773 – 29 September 1855) was a British businessman and member of Parliament.

Hardy was the main owner of the Low Moor ironworks and also represented Bradford in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1837 and from 1841 to 1847. He married Isabel, daughter of Richard Gathorne. Their elder son John was created a Baronet in 1876 while their third son Gathorne became a prominent Conservative politician and was created Earl of Cranbrook in 1892. Hardy died in September 1855.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Bradford
With: Ellis Cunliffe Lister
Succeeded by
Ellis Cunliffe Lister
William Busfield
Preceded by
Ellis Cunliffe Lister
William Busfield
Member of Parliament for Bradford
With: William Cunliffe Lister 1841
William Busfield 1841–1847
Succeeded by
William Busfield
Thomas Perronet Thompson