Political affiliations of MPs
November 28, 2012 8:38 AM Subscribe
Research help: I'm trying to find political affiliations for specific members of the British House of Lords in the 1850s and 1860s.
posted by estlin to Education (6 answers total)
I understand that because Parliament is so much bigger than the US Congress, it's harder to have definitive lists of everyone. I'm just hoping for a roster or something from one of the years in that period that lets me quickly learn whether, say, Lord Colchester is conservative or liberal. As of now, I'm doing a lot of detective work - eg reading through a biography, learning that the person voted against a piece of legislation, looking up that legislation, and only then knowing affiliation.
I'm an American college student and so have access to scholarly resources! Thank you.