Joseph Bennett (British politician)

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Joseph Bennett (1829 – 1 January 1908)[1] was an English merchant and Liberal politician.

Bennett was born at Grimsby, the son of William Bennett and his wife Ann. He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield and became a merchant at Louth. He was a J.P. for Lindsey Division of Lincolnshire, and for the Boroughs of Louth and Grimsby[2]

In the 1885 general election, Bennett was elected Member of Parliament for Gainsborough but lost the seat in the 1886 general election. He regained the seat in the 1892 general election but stood down from the House of Commons at the 1895 general election.[3]

Bennett lived at Louth and died at the age of 78.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment
  2. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 338. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Gainsborough
Succeeded by
Henry Eyre
Preceded by
Henry Eyre
Member of Parliament for Gainsborough
Succeeded by
Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge