William Priestley (Liberal politician)

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William Priestley

Sir William Edward Briggs Priestley (12 April 1859 – 25 March 1932)[1] was a Liberal politician from the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford East.

He was the son of Briggs Priestley (1821–1907), a Thornton-born millhand who became a major mill-owner in Bradford, Mayor of Bradford for 1877–78 and MP for neighbouring Pudsey from 1906 to 1918. His younger brother Arthur was MP for Grantham.[2]

William Priestley was also elected as Mayor of Bradford for 1904–05. He was elected as MP for Parliament in the 1906 general election,[3] having failed to unseat Bradford East's Conservative MP in the 1900 general election. He held the seat until his defeat at the 1918 general election.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  2. ^ Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (1918). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1918. London: Dean & Son. p. 134. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 80. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 100. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ronald Henry Fulke Greville
Member of Parliament for Bradford East
19061918
Succeeded by
Charles Edgar Loseby