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.

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 07 July 1892

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18920707/005/0001

Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 07 July 1892

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000327/18920707/001/0002

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