Member of the London County Council for Central Hackney 1892-1909. 1898-1907 leader of the Progressive Party. Chairman LCC 1898 – 1899. 1907-9 Alderman. 1899, 1907, Deputy Lieutenant for County of London. 1906-18 Liberal MP for Glasgow St Rollox, holding various Parliamentary offices.
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