Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland

MP (Whig)


Member of Brooks's Club (26 Dec. 1788) and of the Whig Club (1 June 1790).

‘Friendly’ to the abolition of the slave trade, 1807; strong supporter of Catholic Relief; on the more advanced wing of the Whigs: against the suspension of habeas corpus and government's repressive policies, 1815-1819 (including calling for an enquiry into the Peterloo massacre); in favour of Burdett's motion on parliamentary reform, 20 May 1817.

Spoke little in the House of Commons. His political career owed much to the patronage of his uncle, Lord Fitzwilliam.

Thorne, House of Commons, 1790-1820, vol. 3.

Elections / Constituences

Richmond Yorkshire
1790 - 1802 
York Yorkshire
1802 - 1807 
Richmond Yorkshire
1808 - 1811 
York Yorkshire
1811 - 1820 

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