Category Archives: Members of Parliament

Edward Stephens – the Customs Official who became an MP

Edward Stephens was elected Dover’s Member of Parliament in 1589, the year after the Spanish Armada, along with Sir Thomas Fane. In those days, Dover boasted of two representatives in Parliament and Edward was the junior of the two. Although … Continue reading

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Thomas Kelsey – Governor of Kent and Sussex and the Battle of Dover

Although some historians say that Thomas Kelsey was a Lord Warden during the Interregnum (1649-1660), when England was without a monarchy, the office of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, as such, did not exist at that time. Instead the … Continue reading

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John Dixwell the Dover Member of Parliament who committed Regicide

Few episodes of early American history intrigued nineteenth century novelists more than the flight of three of the regicides, who had signed the death warrant of Charles I , to New England, following the Restoration of King Charles II in … Continue reading

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Ramsay MacDonald – Dover’s MP that never was

Following the Re-Distribution Act of 1885, Dover, then a Borough, the representation in Parliament was reduced from two to one MPs and the National Exchequer – now the Treasury – paid the elected representative a wage. In July 1889 Conservative, … Continue reading

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