Thomas Houldsworth

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Thomas Houldsworth (13 September 1771 – 1 September 1852)[1] was a Tory, and then Conservative Party, politician in England. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 34 years, from 1818 to 1852.

Houldsworth MP for Pontefract from 1818 to 1830,[2] and then for the rotten borough of Newton in Lancashire from 1830 until the borough was disenfranchised at 1832 general election.[1] He was then elected for the Northern division of Nottinghamshire, and held that seat until he stepped down from the House of Commons at the general election in July 1852.[3] He died two months later, aged 80.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Pemberton Milnes
Viscount Pollington
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
With: Viscount Pollington to 1826
Le Gendre Starkie 1826–1830
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Stafford-Jerningham
Sir Culling Eardley
Preceded by
Thomas Alcock
Thomas Legh
Member of Parliament for Newton
1830 – 1832
With: Thomas Legh
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Nottinghamshire
With: Viscount Lumley to 1835
Henry Gally-Knight 1835–1846
Lord Henry Bentinck from 1846
Succeeded by
Lord Henry Bentinck
Lord Robert Pelham-Clinton