Blackburn Members of Parliament | Contemporary Account | Mayors
Voting | Charters | Political Figures | Women's Suffrage​ | Trade Unions​

The first part of this section looks at some Members of Parliament Blackburn has had over the years.  It looks at the town’s first Labour MP, Philip Snowden, and goes onto perhaps its most famous Barbara Castle.
We then take a look at the town as Charles Tiplady (1808-1873) would have seen it.

Charles Tiplady was a Blackburn Town Councillor and Alderman up until his retirement from politics in 1871. 
Continuing with Tiplady, there are extracts from his diary, which he kept for over 30 years until his death. 
The Mayors of Blackburn are listed from its incorporation to the present day, with a look at the Charters and Regalia.
There are also the voters list for 1832 (when Blackburn got its first M.P.’s), and 1835.
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