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MP of the Month: John Gully (1783-1863)

Following on from the History of Parliament’s blog series on ‘Unlikely parliamentarians’ to mark Parliament Week 2016, our MP of the Month is another unlikely parliamentarian. John Gully, ‘an advanced reformer’, served as MP for Pontefract for five years from … Continue reading

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MPs at the crease: a Victorian Commons First Eleven

Cricket fever is about to sweep the nation. Today (10 July) sees the start of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia, a celebrated and fiercely contested rivalry that dates back to 1882. Historically, cricketing terminology, with its allusions … Continue reading

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