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George Henry Williamson

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George Henry Williamson
Born(1845-01-14)14 January 1845
Died24 March 1918(1918-03-24) (aged 73)
NationalityEnglish
Occupationmanufacturer, politician
Known formember of British Parliament

George Henry Williamson (14 January 1845 – March 1918)[1] was a British tinplate and sheet metal manufacturer, and Conservative Party politician.[2]

He was elected at the general election in January 1906 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Worcester.[3] However, an election petition was lodged, and Williamson's election was declared void on 25 May 1906.[1] The writ of election was suspended and a Royal Commission was established. Their report was published in December, concluding that there had been extensive corruption. New writs were proposed unsuccessfully on 17 December 1906 and 14 February 1907, and the writ was not finally moved until 31 January 1908.[4]

Williamson did not stand for Parliament again.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ Bevan, Michael. "Williamson familt=y". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/105377.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "No. 27885". The London Gazette. 13 February 1906. p. 1047.
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 215. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
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