Lord Derby

Derby, Lord


(Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley). Born Mar. 29, 1799, in Knowsley, Lancashire; died there Oct. 23, 1869. English statesman, large landowner.

In 1822, Derby was elected to Parliament from the Whig Party. In the 1830’s he left the Whigs for the Tory Party. From 1840 to 1844 he was colonial secretary. In 1852, 1858-59, and 1866-68 he was prime minister. In 1867, in response to popular pressure, the Derby government passed the second parliamentary reform act. Derby was an advocate of colonial expansion and an organizer of violent reprisals against national liberation movements in India (suppression of the uprising of 1857-59), Ireland (suppression of the uprising of 1867), and other colonies.


Marx, K., and F. Engels. Soch., 2nd ed., vols. 8-16. (See index of names.)
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Barry Bridden, principal of Lord Derby Academy, in Huyton, will now also run the nearby Blacklow Brow Primary School after it was placed in special measures.
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Although the race has become more respectable over the years as the control of the Jockey Club has increased, it is rare for a year to go by without some minor sensation catching the headlines Lord Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury had no idea what they were starting when they tossed a coin to decide What a new mile race to be run on May 4, 1780, should be called.
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Amongst those gathered were Lord Derby and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Alfred Gates, who saluted the troops as they came to a halt.
These were thrown out by communities secretary Eric Pickles in March 2012, but Lord Derby has since returned with a scheme for 400 homes, plus a school.
Lord Derby said he was disappointed with the decision, but that he felt he had little choice but to appeal against the decision.
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