Joshua Scholefield, M.P. For Birmingham
Joshua Scholefield (1775-1844), banker and merchant. MP for Birmingham, Vice-President of the Political Union and, on Birmingham being constituted a Parliamentary Borough, was elected one of its first members in conjunction with Thomas Attwood. Both these members pledged themselves to resign their seats whenever a majority of their constituents expressed themselves dissatisfied with their parliamentary conduct. Scholefield maintained his seat in each of the next three general elections.
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