Ralph Ward Jackson

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Ralph Ward Jackson (7 June 1806 – 6 August 1880, London)[1] founded West Hartlepool, England in the 19th century. A Conservative, he was elected at the 1868 general election as the first the Member of Parliament for The Hartlepools, but was defeated at the 1874 general election.[2]

Ward Jackson Park, which is located on the westerly end of Elwick Road in Hartlepool is named in his memory.


  1. ^ Boase, F., Modern English biography, 6 vols, 1892-1921
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 143. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  • Waggott, Eric (1980). Jackson's Town: The Story of the Creation of West Hartlepool and the Success and downfall of its founder, Ralph Ward Jackson. Printability Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-9501306-1-3. OCLC 8219630. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hartlepool
Succeeded by
Thomas Richardson