He was elected at a by-election in 1849 as Member of Parliament (MP) for Liskeard in Cornwall, and held the seat until he resigned from the House of Commons in 1852 to take an appointment as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas. Whilst in Parliament, he was simultaneously Judge Advocate of the Fleet from 1849-1854.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Richard Budden Crowder
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1849 – 1854
Ralph William Grey
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