Peter Stewart Macliver

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Macliver in 1880

Peter Stewart Macliver (1822 – 19 April 1891) was a Scottish journalist and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1885.

Macliver was the son of David Macliver of Kilchoman, Islay. He was educated at Glasgow High School, and Glasgow University. He became a journalist and co-founded the Western Daily Press in Bristol in 1858. He was a J.P. for Somerset.[1]

At the 1880 general election, Macliver was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth.[2] He held the seat until his defeat[3] at the 1885 election.[4]

Macliver died at the age of 68 .

MacLiver married Anne Miller daughter of P Miller of Glasgow in 1842. He was a cousin of Field Marshal Baron Clyde.[1]


  1. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 241. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 169. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sampson Samuel Lloyd
Sir Edward Bates, Bt
Member of Parliament for Plymouth
With: Sir Edward Bates, Bt to July 1880
Edward George Clarke from July 1880
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Bates, Bt
Edward George Clarke
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President of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants
1877 – 1892
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