Mr William Burdett-Coutts

Former MP for Westminster Abbey

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Proportional Representation Bill. 5 Apr 1921

    I do not want to interrupt the hon. Member, but may I ask him whether the 2,000 voting papers which give the candidate the quota are subsequently dead and all preferences that have been marked on them count no further in the election?
  • Orders of the Day — Proportional Representation Bill. 5 Apr 1921

    Looking back at the record of this House in relation to this proposal and at our experience of it during the last Parliament, I cannot but admit I am surprised at its being brought forward again so soon. I am not impressed by the long list of cases in which proportional representation has been adopted. The long list recited by my hon. Friend (Mr. A. Williams) seems to be impressive, and it...
  • Orders of the Day — Proportional Representation Bill. 5 Apr 1921

    Of the application of proportional representation. The Noble Lord will have plenty of opportunity—

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Former MP for Westminster Abbey

Entered the House of Commons on 24 November 1885 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 28 July 1921 — Died

Also represented Westminster

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