Thomas Collins (UK politician)

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"Noisy Tom"
Collins as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, September 1873

Thomas Collins (1825 – 26 Nov 1884)[1][2] was a Conservative Party politician in England.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Knaresborough at a by-election in 1851 following the death of William Lascelles, but was defeated at the 1852 general election. He regained the seat at the 1857 general election and held it in 1859, but was defeated again at the 1865 general election.[1][3]

Collins was returned to the House of Commons at the 1868 general election for Boston, but lost that seat at the 1874 general election.[2][3]

He stood unsuccessfully in Derby at the 1880 general election, but won a by-election in Knaresborough in 1881, and held that seat until his death in 1884.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lascelles and
Joshua Westhead
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
18511852
With: Joshua Westhead
Succeeded by
Basil Woodd and
John Dent Dent
Preceded by
Basil Woodd and
John Dent Dent
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
18571865
With: Basil Woodd
Succeeded by
Basil Woodd and
Isaac Holden
Preceded by
Thomas Parry and
John Wingfield Malcolm
Member of Parliament for Boston
18681874
With: John Wingfield Malcolm
Succeeded by
Thomas Parry and
William Ingram
Preceded by
Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
18811884
Succeeded by
Robert Gunter