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Independent Mps (UK): William Wilberforce, List of UK Minor Party and Independent Mps Elected, John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Clare Shor

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Published August 14th 2011
ISBN : 9781155208121
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46 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: William Wilberforce, List of UK minor party and independent MPs elected, John Boyd Orr, 1st BaronMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: William Wilberforce, List of UK minor party and independent MPs elected, John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Clare Short, Thomas Edmund Harvey, Austin Hopkinson, Martin Bell, David Robertson, William Denis Kendall, Bob Spink, Eric Illsley, Sylvia Hermon, Andrew Pelling, Charles Frederick White, Jr, Thomas Robinson, Peter Law, James Kilfedder, Jack Beattie, Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy, Richard Taylor, Charles Frederick Palmer, Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salter, Murray Sueter, Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, John MacLeod, Dai Davies, S. O. Davies, Frank Maguire, Kenneth Lindsay, Robert Dalglish, Eddie Milne, George Boyle Hanna, Eugene OSullivan, Thomas Andrew Polson, Campbell Stephen, William Brown, Daniel Lipson, George Forrest, Robert Newman, 1st Baron Mamhead, Michael ONeill, Robert Henry Woods, Thomas Sloan, Ernest Graham-Little, George Leonard Reakes, James Little, Robert Hewitt Barker. Excerpt: William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 - 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784-1812). In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807. Wilberforce was convinced of t...