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Charles Bill

Charles Bill (8 January 1843 – 9 December 1915)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Leek division of Staffordshire from 1892 to 1906.

Early life and family

Bill was the only son of John and Sarah Bill of Farley Hall, Staffordshire. He was educated at Eton and at University College, Oxford, where he graduated in law and history. In 1886 he was on the staff of an expedition in Upper Burma.[2]

Political career

Bill was an alderman on Staffordshire County Council, and at the 1892 general election he was elected as MP for Leek,[3] following the retirement of the Conservative MP Harry Davenport.[4] He was re-elected in 1895 and 1900, and held his seat in the House of Commons until his defeat at the 1906 general election by the Liberal Party candidate Robert Pearce.[4]


External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harry Davenport
Member of Parliament for Leek
Succeeded by
Robert Pearce
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