James Rust (1798 – 24 July 1875)[1] was a British Conservative politician.

James Rust
Member of Parliament
for Huntingdonshire
In office
2 October 1855 – 7 May 1859
Serving with Edward Fellowes
John Heathcote (April – July 1857)
Preceded byEdward Fellowes
William Montagu
Succeeded byEdward Fellowes
Robert Montagu
Personal details
Died (aged 77)
Political partyConservative

Rust was first elected Conservative MP for Huntingdonshire at a by-election in 1855—caused by the succession of William Montagu to 7th Duke of Manchester. He was again elected at the 1857 general election, although the vote unusually resulted in a triple return with his fellow incumbent Conservative MP Edward Fellowes securing the same number of votes as the Whig cricketer John Heathcote. After scrutiny, Heathcote was declared unduly elected a few months later.[2] Rust held the seat until the 1859 general election when he did not stand.[3]


  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh (28 February 2018). "The House of Commons: Constituencies beginning with "H"". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Intelligence". Newcastle Journal. 8 August 1857. p. 6. Retrieved 4 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 380–381. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Fellowes
William Montagu
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
With: Edward Fellowes
John Heathcote (April – July 1857)
Succeeded by
Edward Fellowes
Robert Montagu