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John Locke (MP)

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Name  John Locke
Role  Politician
Died  January 28, 1880

John Locke (MP)
Education  Dulwich College, Trinity College, Cambridge

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John Locke (1805 – 28 January 1880) was an English barrister, author and Liberal Party politician.


The only son of John Locke, a surveyor of Herne Hill, he was educated at Dulwich College. Reading law at Trinity College, Cambridge, he left with an MA in 1832 and was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1833.

Between 1845 and 1857 he was a common pleader of the City of London, and counsel to the Inland Revenue. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark at the general election in April 1857, and held the seat until his death. He was mainly active in causes for the working class and local government, introducing a bill that give witnesses in criminal cases the right to affirm as in civil cases.

He died in February 1880 and was buried in the catacombs at West Norwood Cemetery.

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