John Horton Blades

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John Horton Blades (1841–1916) was an English brick maker and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1886.

Blades was born at West Bromwich,[1] the son of Brownlow W. Blades. He was a manufacturer of blue-bricks and sanitary pipes at West Bromwich. He was an alderman of West Bromwich[2] and a temperance campaigner, being a trustee of the Gospel Blue Ribbon Mission.[3]

Blades was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich at the 1885 general election,[4] but did not defend the seat at the 1886 general election.[5] He made no contributions during his year in parliament.

Blades lived at Oakhurst, West Bromwich and died at West Bromwich at the age of 75.[6]

Blades married Sarah Collumbell of Derby in 1865.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 2848/17 p25
  2. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ West Bromwich: Protestant Nonconformity, A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 17: Offlow hundred (part) (1976), pp. 61-70. Date accessed: 5 May 2009.
  4. ^ Hansard Millbank Systems - John Blades
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 205. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  6. ^ OPCS Civil Registration Indices

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Bromwich
Succeeded by
James Ernest Spencer