The Election of Dadabhai Naoroji, the UK’s First Non-White MP – 6 July 1892 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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The Election of Dadabhai Naoroji, the UK’s First Non-White MP – 6 July 1892

On 6 July 1892, Dadabhai Naoroji (‘the Grand Old Man of India’) won the seat of Finsbury Central, thus becoming the first non-white Member of Parliament.

To mark the day, here are two, contemporary newspaper stories from 1892 that report on his victory for the Liberal Party in Finsbury.

historical newspaper report about The Election of Dadabhai Naoroji

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 07 July 1892

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historical newspaper report about The Election of Dadabhai Naoroji

Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 07 July 1892

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