William Henry Walter Ballantine
Samuelson unsuccessfully contested the 1885 general election in the Tewkesbury division of Gloucestershire. He entered Parliament nearly two years later, when Ballantine was elected at a by-election in July 1887 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the city of Coventry, following the elevation to the peerage of the Conservative MP Henry Eaton.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 99. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Ballantine
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Coventry
| Succeeded by|
Charles James Murray