He unsuccessfully contested the Finsbury East constituency at the 1892 general election, but at the 1895 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings. He did not contest the 1900 general election.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 14, 120. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Lucas-Shadwell
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