Robert Heath (MP)

Robert Heath (14 August 1816 – 7 October 1893)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician.[2]

Robert Heath

Member of Parliament
for Stoke-upon-Trent
In office
7 February 1874 – 7 April 1880
Preceded byGeorge Melly
William Sargeant Roden
Succeeded byWilliam Woodall
Henry Broadhurst
Personal details
Born14 August 1816
Died16 April 1893(1893-04-16) (aged 76)
Political partyConservative

Heath was educated at Dr Magnus's School at Etruria Hall before leaving education at age 14 and joining his father's firm, Clough Hall Collieries and Ironworks. on his father's death in 1849, he became manager. However, in 1854 he resigned this role and joined the development of Silverdale and Kunthon Forges, under Stainer & Heath. He retired from active business in 1886.[2]

Heath was elected MP for Stoke-upon-Trent in 1874, but lost the seat in 1880.[3]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
  2. ^ a b "Robert Heath". Grace's Guide to British Industrial History. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) |format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Melly
William Sargeant Roden
Member of Parliament for Stoke-upon-Trent
With: Edward Kenealy (18751880)
George Melly (18741875)
Succeeded by
William Woodall
Henry Broadhurst