John Steel (MP)

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John Steel

Member of Parliament
for Cockermouth
In office
9 August 1854 – 27 April 1868
Serving with Richard Bourke (1857–1868)
Henry Wyndham (18541857)
Preceded by Henry Aglionby Aglionby
Henry Wyndham
Succeeded by Andrew Green Thompson
Richard Bourke
Personal details
Born 1786
Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
Died (aged 81)
Derwent Bank, Cumberland, England
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Parents Joseph Steel
Dorothony Ponsonby

John Steel (1786 – 10 April 1868)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician and solicitor.[2]

Steel practiced as a solicitor from 1809 to 1852, before retiring and entering politics.[3] He was elected MP for Cockermouth at a by-election in 1854, and held the seat until his death in 1868.[4]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  2. ^ "John Steel". The Peerage. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "General News". The Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian; Glamorgan, Monmouth and Brecon Gazette. 18 April 1868. p. 3. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Mr John Steel
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Aglionby Aglionby
Henry Wyndham
Member of Parliament for Cockermouth
With: Richard Bourke (1857–1868)
Henry Wyndham (18541857)
Succeeded by
Andrew Green Thompson
Richard Bourke

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