Saturday, 13 July 2013
207 Lord Alfred Hervey
Constituency : Brighton 1842-57 ( first elected as a Conservative ), Bury St Edmunds 1859-65
Alfred was a brother of the Marquess of Bristol first elected as a Conservative in a by-election of 1842. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He survived being thrown from his horse in Hyde Park in 1840. He retained his seat as a Peelite until 1857 when he was decisively defeated by William Conyngham. He was a junior whip in Lord Aberdeen's government and initially in Palmerston's first ministry until he resigned with the other Peelites.
Alfred returned to Parliament in 1859 but was defeated again in 1865.
He died in 1875 aged 58. His son became chaplain to Queen Victoria.