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Sir John Leng
was a Liberal Party
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politician in Scotland
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Leng was born in Hull
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, the brother of W. C. Leng
William Christopher Leng, known as W. C. Leng was a newspaper publisher in Sheffield.Leng was born and educated in Hull, before being apprenticed as a pharmacist and setting up his own business. During this period, he contributed anonymously to the Hull Free Press, calling for reforms such as...
. In the 1850s, he purchased the Dundee Advertiser
He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament
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Dundee was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1950, when it was split into Dundee East and Dundee West....
at a by-election
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in 1889 following the death of the sitting MP, Joseph Firth
Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth was an English barrister and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1880 to 1889.-Early life:...
and held the seat until he stood down at the 1906 general election
-Seats summary:-See also:*MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1906*The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918-External links:***-References:*F. W. S. Craig, British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987**...