Joseph Lawrence (British politician)

Sir Joseph Lawrence (23 September 1848 – 24 October 1919)[1] was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Monmouth Boroughs at by-election in May 1901.[2] The by-election was triggered by the unseating of the Conservative victor of the seat at the general election in October 1900, Dr Frederick Rutherfoord Harris, as a result of an election petition alleging irregularities in election spending.[3]

The Conservative majority at the by-election was half that of the previous year, and Lawrence did not stand for re-election in 1906, when the seat was won by the Liberal Party candidate.[3]

Lawrence was knighted in the 1902 Coronation Honours.


  1. "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
  2. "No. 27312". The London Gazette. 10 May 1901. p. 3197.
  3. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 459. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Rutherfoord Harris
Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs
Succeeded by
Lewis Haslam

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