Richard Shaw (MP for Burnley)

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Richard Shaw
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Burnley
In office
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Peter Rylands
Personal details
Born (1825-08-06)6 August 1825
Burnley, Lancashire
Died 19 January 1876(1876-01-19) (aged 50)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Party

Richard Shaw (6 August 1825 – 19 January 1876)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Shaw was born in Burnley, Lancashire and educated at Burnley Grammar School and St Peter's School, York[2]


At the 1868 general election, Shaw was elected as the first Member of Parliament (MP) for the newly enfranchised parliamentary borough of Burnley[3] in Lancashire. He was re-elected in 1874, and held the seat until his death in 1876, aged 50.


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events, Vol. 16, for 1876, published 1886, p. 642-43
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 88. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Burnley
Succeeded by
Peter Rylands