William Mitchell (Burnley MP)

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William Mitchell (27 June 1838 – 5 March 1914)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician in Lancashire.

Mitchell was born in Waterfoot, Rossendale and Educated at Burnley Grammar School and Liverpool Collegiate Institution.

He was Chairman of Mitchell Bros. of Waterfoot Ltd, a felt and woollen manufacturer.[2] He had been an unsuccessful candidate in Accrington at the 1895 general election,[3] and then in Middleton at a by-election in November 1897.[4]

He finally won a seat in the House of Commons at the 1900 general election, when he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary borough of Burnley, defeating the sitting Liberal Party MP Philip Stanhope.[5]

He did not stand again at the 1906 general election,[5] and retired from Parliament aged 67.


  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. ^ Who's who volume 58 page 1190 snippet view at Google Books
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 310. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ Craig, op. cit., page 322
  5. ^ a b Craig, op. cit., page 88

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Stanhope
Member of Parliament for Burnley
Succeeded by
Frederick Maddison