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Anson, Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760)  

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Elizabeth Anson, Lady Anson (1725–1760) studio of Thomas Hudson National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager  

E. H. Chalus

Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager, was born in August 1725, the sixth child and eldest daughter of Philip Yorke, subsequently first Baron and first earl of Hardwicke (1690–1764), lord chancellor, and his wife, Margaret Lygon (...

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Barker, Dame Sara Elizabeth (1904–1973), political agent  

Serena Kelly

Barker, Dame Sara Elizabeth (1904–1973), political agent, was born on 15 February 1904 in Siddall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the daughter of George Barker, grocer, and his wife, Ethel Brier.

Sara Barker was educated at Siddall elementary school before going on at the age of eleven to ...

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Barker, Dame Sara Elizabeth (1904–1973)  

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Dame Sara Elizabeth Barker (1904–1973) by Brian Worth by permission of the People's History Museum

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Blain, Sir Herbert Edwin (1870–1942), safety campaigner and political agent  

Mike Esbester

Blain, Sir Herbert Edwin (1870–1942), safety campaigner and political agent, was born at 341 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, on 14 May 1870, the son of Arbuthnot Harrisson Blain (1830/31–1912), a chemist and druggist, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Stalker. He attended the Liverpool Technical School...

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Bonham, Francis Robert (1785–1863), political party agent  

Norman Gash

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Bonham, Francis Robert (1785–1863), political party agent, was born in London on 6 September 1785, he and an older sister Susan being the only surviving children (two sons and a daughter having died in infancy) of Francis Warren Bonham, landowner of Ballintaggart, co. Kildare...

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Bruce, Robert (d. 1602), political agent and spy  

Allan White

Bruce, Robert (d. 1602), political agent and spy, was 'the son of a poor gentleman and a merchant's daughter' (CSP Scot., 1597–1603, 609), and a brother of the laird of Bynnie. He acted for some time as secretary to ...

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Coppock, James (1798–1857), election agent  

Albert Nicholson

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Coppock, James (1798–1857), election agent, was born at Stockport on 2 September 1798, the eldest son of William Coppock, a mercer of that town. He was educated at the school of the Revd Mr Higginson, Unitarian minister of Stockport. After serving an apprenticeship in his father's business, he was placed as a clerk with a wholesale haberdasher in ...

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Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822)  

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William Dickinson (bap. 1756, d. 1822) by William Holl, pubd 1801 (after William P. Sherlock) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822), antiquary and political manager  

Adrian Henstock

Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822), antiquary and political manager, was baptized William Dickinson Rastall at St Mary's, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 15 June 1756, the only son of the Revd Dr William Rastall (1724–1788) and his wife, Mary Allgood of Branton, Northumberland. His father, who in 1774 became vicar-general of the chapter of ...

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Dicsone [Dickson], Alexander (bap. 1558, d. 1603/4), philosophical writer and political agent  

Peter Beal

Dicsone [Dickson], Alexander (bap. 1558, d. 1603/4), philosophical writer and political agent, was baptized at Kirkton, Errol, Scotland, in December 1558, as the son of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Hay. He was educated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews (graduating 1577). He may have spent part of the next few years on the continent (perhaps in ...

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Fischer [married name Foulkes], Bertha Bowness (1875–1920), poor-law guardian and professional political agent  

Kathryn Rix

Fischer [married name Foulkes], Bertha Bowness (1875–1920), poor-law guardian and professional political agent, was born in India on 21 February 1875, the younger daughter of Thomas James Henry Bowness Fischer (1838–1910), and his wife, Henrietta Amelia, née Stevenson (...

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Frail, John (1804–1879), election agent  

Mary S. Millar

Frail, John (1804–1879), election agent, was born on 1 May 1804 at Shrewsbury. A hairdresser by trade, he advanced himself through his own talents for organization, hard work, and venality. He began electioneering about 1830, under the tory whip William Holmes, among a dozen agents working to relate constituencies more closely to party. His specialities were the tedious but productive processes of voter registration and election petitions, but his other skill was '...

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Frost, Gualter [Walter] (bap. 1598, d. 1652), political agent and government official  

G. E. Aylmer

Frost, Gualter [Walter] (bap. 1598, d. 1652), political agent and government official, came from a modest East Anglian background. He was baptized in Chevington, Suffolk, on 15 January 1598, the son of William Frost. He seems to have been trained as a land surveyor and had become manciple of ...

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist  

Alex May

Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist, was born in Wallington, Sutton, Surrey, on 30 March 1950, the son of Wilfred Caleb Gould (1913–1992), a primary school head teacher, and his wife, Fennigien Anna, née de Jager (1917–1972). He had a younger sister, ...

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011)  

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Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011) by Richard Watt, pubd 2011 © Richard Watt / Telegraph Media Group Limited 2014

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Gray, William (1751–1845), lawyer and political agent  

Alexander Lock

Gray, William (1751–1845), lawyer and political agent, was born on 27 April 1751 at Hedon, near Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the only child of William Gray (1719–1793), linen weaver, and his second wife, Margaret Thompson (1706?–1761), who was described in the family papers as '...

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Herle, William (d. 1588/9), political agent  

David Lewis Jones

Herle, William (d. 1588/9), political agent, was the son of Thomas Herle of Montgomery and his wife. His father was a half-brother to Sir Richard Herbert (1468–1539). He had at least one brother and a sister. His early life is obscure but he was well educated with a good knowledge of languages, including Latin, Flemish, and Italian, and probably also French and Spanish....

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Hope, James (1803–1882), lawyer and political agent  

J. I. Brash

Hope, James (1803–1882), lawyer and political agent, was born on 28 May 1803, the third son of the Right Honourable Charles Hope of Granton (1763–1851), judge and lord president and lord justice general of the court of session from 1811 to 1841, and his wife, ...

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Horn, Alexander [name in religion Maurus] (1762–1820), Benedictine monk and political agent  

Mark Dilworth

Horn, Alexander [name in religion Maurus] (1762–1820), Benedictine monk and political agent, was born in north-east Scotland on 28 June 1762, the son of Alexander Horn and Jeanette, his wife (d. 1807). His father was descended from the Horns, lairds of Westhall...