William St James Wheelhouse

William St James Wheelhouse (1821 – 8 March 1886)[1] was a British barrister and Conservative Party politician.

The son of James Wheelhouse of Snaith, he was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in May 1844, and practised on the Northern Circuit.[2]

He was elected at the 1868 general election as one of the three Members of Parliament (MPs) for Leeds,[3] and was re-elected in 1874.[3] He was defeated at the 1880 general election by his fellow-Conservative William Jackson,[3] and was unsuccessful when he stood again at the 1885 general election in the new single-seat Western division of Leeds.[4]


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)
  2. Mair, Robert Henry (1870). Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870. London: Dean & Son. p. 286.
  3. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 178. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 135. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Baines
George Skirrow Beecroft
Member of Parliament for Leeds
With: Edward Baines to 1874
Robert Meek Carter to 1876
Robert Tennant from 1874
John Barran from 1876
Succeeded by
John Barran
William Ewart Gladstone
William Jackson

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