Walter Clough

Walter Clough

Walter Owen Clough (15 September 1846 –17 April 1922)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician.

Clough was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire[2] on 15 September 1846.

He was elected at the 1892 general election as a Member of Parliament for Portsmouth. Portsmouth's two MPs (one Liberal Unionist and one Conservative) had not stood for re-election, and Clough was one of the two Liberals elected to replace them.[3]

He was re-elected in 1895, but did not serve a full term, and resigned his seat[3] on 23 April 1900 by the technical device of accepting appointment as Steward of the Manor of Northstead, a notional "office of profit under The Crown".[4] The by-election for his seat was held on 3 May 1900, and won by the Liberal candidate Thomas Bramsdon.[3]

In the 1901 Census of London Clough is listed as a 54-year-old Chartered Accountant & Auditor, Magistrate and D L of the City of London living at Manor House, Upper Richmond Road, Barnes, Surrey with his wife Hannah and two sons.[5]

Clough died in the Kingston Registration district [6] on 17 April 1922 aged 75.


  1. "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. General Register Office index of births registered in October November, December, 1846 - Name: Clough, Walter Owen District: Huddersfield Volume: 22 Page: 335.
  3. 1 2 3 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 171. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. "House of Commons debates". Hansard. 26 April 1900. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  5. 1901 Census RG13/680 Folio 15, Page 21, Schedule 53: Richmond - Manor House, Upper Richmond Road, Barnes (Names and Surname: Clough, Walter O, Relation to Head of Family: Head, Condition of Marriage: M, Age last Birthday: 54, Profession or Occupation: Chartered Accountant & Auditor Magistrate D L of City of London, Where Born: Huddersfield, Yorkshire)
  6. General Register Office index of deaths registered in April, May and June, 1922 - Name: Clough, Walter O Age: 75 District: Kingston, Volume: 2A Page: 560.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Samuel Wilson
Sir William Crossman
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
1892May 1900
With: Sir John Baker
Succeeded by
Sir John Baker
Thomas Bramsdon
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