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David Ainsworth (1842 – 21 Mar 1906) was a British Liberal Party politician. He first elected an Member of Parliament (MP) for the West Division of Cumberland at the 1880 general election. He had run unsuccessfully for this position in 1874. In 1885 and 1886 he ran for the Egremont constituency in Parliament, but lost. He however won the election to this constituency in 1892, but held the seat for only three years, being defeated at the 1895 general election.

Ainsworth was the brother of John Stirling Ainsworth.



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  • Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 369–370. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.  
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  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Muncaster and
Percy Wyndham
Member of Parliament for Cumberland Western
With: Percy Wyndham
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
The Lord Muncaster
Member of Parliament for Egremont
Succeeded by
Hubert Duncombe


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