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James Ellis (born October 1829 - date of death unknown)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician.

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Family and education

Ellis was born in Glenfield, Leicestershire, the son of Joseph Ellis and was educated at the schools of the Society of Friends (Quakers). In 1855 he married Louisa Burgess of Wigston Grange, Leicestershire.[2]

Business

Ellis is recorded as having been the owner of a quarry in his home county of Leicestershire.[3]

Politics

By 1881 Ellis had been elected as Chairman of South Leicestershire Liberal Association[4] He was Liberal candidate for the Bosworth or Western Division of Leicestershire at the 1885 general election and won the seat. On 25 June 1888 he announced he would be standing down at the next election at a meeting of the Bosworth Divisional Liberal Association in Hinckley[5] Ellis was described as a Gladstonian Liberal by inclination.[6] He continued to serve as MP until the 1892 election.

References

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment; http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Bcommons4.htm)
  2. ^ The Times, 26 November 1885
  3. ^ The Times, 26 November 1885
  4. ^ The Times, 24 November 1881
  5. ^ The Times, 26 June 1888
  6. ^ The Times, 16 May 1892
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Bosworth
18851892
Succeeded by
Charles McLaren

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