Joseph Cheney Bolton

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Joseph Cheney Bolton (1819 – 14 March 1901)[1] was a Scottish merchant and a Liberal Party politician.

As a partner in the firm of Ker, Bolton, & Co., East India merchants, of Glasgow and London, he was a J.P. for Stirlingshire and Lanarkshire.[2]

At the 1874 general election Bolton stood for Parliament in the Glasgow constituency, where he won by less than 1% of the votes.[3] However, at the next general election, 1880, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stirlingshire.[3] He held the seat until he stood down at the 1892 general election.[4]

Unfortunately, Bolton died at the age of 81.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
  2. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 547, 605. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 561. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Edmonstone
Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire
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Succeeded by
William Jacks