John Locke (MP)
The only son of John Locke, a surveyor of Herne Hill, he was educated at Dulwich College. Reading law at Trinity College, Cambridge, he left with an MA in 1832 and was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1833.
Between 1845 and 1857 he was a common pleader of the City of London, and counsel to the Inland Revenue. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark at the general election in April 1857, and held the seat until his death. He was mainly active in causes for the working class and local government, introducing a bill that give witnesses in criminal cases the right to affirm as in civil cases.
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Locke, John (LK824J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Locke, John (1805–1880), J. A. Hamilton, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Locke
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Sir Charles Napier
|Member of Parliament for Southwark
1857 – 1880
With: Sir Charles Napier to 1860
Austen Henry Layard 1860–1870
Marcus Beresford from 1870
Edward George Clarke
Marcus Beresford (1818–1890)