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Correcting a correction…..

Various media have now corrected the claim that Mhairi Black, the 20-year-old SNP MP, is the youngest MP since 1667.  The Times Higher Education carried an article reporting on my posts pointing out that she is the youngest since 1832.  The Times published … Continue reading

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More on the youngest MP

I thought I would add a little more, further to my previous post on the youngest MP.   R. G. Thorne in The History Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820: I – Survey (1986) provides data on MPs elected under age in … Continue reading

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The youngest MP

  The BBC this morning was reporting that Mhairi Black, the SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, is, at the age of 20, ‘Britain’s youngest member of Parliament since 1667’.  The problem with this is that it is incorrect by … Continue reading

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