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George Arkwright (20 August 1807 – 5 February 1856, Piccadilly) was an English Conservative Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leominster from 1842 until his death in 1856.[1]

Arkwright was born in Bakewell, Derbyshire, the great-grandson of Sir Richard Arkwright. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, receiving his B.A. in 1830 and his M.A. in 1833.[2] He was called to the bar from Lincoln's Inn in 1833. At the 1837 general election Arkwright stood unsuccessfully for a seat in Parliament from Northern Derbyshire,[3] but he was elected unopposed in Leominster at a by-election in February 1842.[1]


  1. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 181. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  2. ^ "Arkwright, George (ARKT826G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Craig, op. cit, page 372


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