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John Bright

John Bright (1811-1889) is seen by many as one of the great reformist liberal politicians of the 19th Century.

His Parliamentary career was played out in two Acts. The first Act, where he stood as a member for Manchester and became a champion of the free trade movement as one of the original founders of the Anti-Corn Law League. The second Act, saw Bright elected MP for Birmingham in July 1865 which coincided with the call for a new Reform Act which was very much indicative of Bright's sensibilities for a change in society.

Bright's latter career saw his attentions turn to amongst other things, the trials and tribulations of Irish Home Rule. He died in March 1889 and was buried in his hometown of Rochdale.