Liberal Unionist

Liberal Unionist

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a Liberal who opposed Gladstone's policy of Irish Home Rule in 1886 and after
Liberal Unionism n
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The main institutions of this order - the church, education, law, local government and the media - were all part of what could be broadly characterised as a liberal unionist establishment.
Reginald Bevins JOHN Charles Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey (August 3, 1840 - 3 September 3, 1929) THE Liberal Unionist MP for Liverpool Exchange - 1895-1897 - was also a John Charles |Bigham lawyer and, later, judge.
46) In fact, her husband, Arthur Morier Lee, had been unsuccessful in his bid to become an MP, having stood as a Liberal Unionist candidate in the 1895 general election for the constituency of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which he narrowly lost to William Sheppard Allen, a Gladstonian Liberal.
But the succession of the liberal Unionist Terence O'Neill as Prime Minister in 1963 with his political overtures to the Catholic minority and the South gave the young preacher both a cause and a platform.
Under the banner 'Joseph Chamberlain: Imperial Standard Bearer, National Leader, Local Icon' it assessed Chamberlain's work as Mayor of Birmingham, Colonial Secretary, leader of the Liberal Unionist Party and Tariff Reform.
His political organisations, first the National Education League, then the National Liberal Federation, the National Radical Union, the Liberal Unionist Association and finally the Tariff Reform League, promoted his cause through postcards, colour posters, pamphlets, leaflets, newspapers, memorabilia and even physical objects, such as those on display in the wonderful new local history gallery in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
In Wales, however, in the general election of that year, there was only one Liberal Unionist victory.
He served in various offices and when the home rule for Ireland split occurred he became the most active member of the Liberal Unionist party.
He was a Liberal Unionist, opposed to Home Rule for Ireland, and his party merged with the Conservatives.
Stanley entered Parliament as a Liberal Unionist member for Lambeth North, serving from 1895 to 1900.
In 1911 he was elected to Birmingham City Council as the Liberal Unionist for All Saints.
It is Law, not the Liberal Unionist Chamberlain, who epitomized the shift of the Conservatives from a party dominated by the landed aristocracy to one controlled largely by business interests.