Colvile, Charles Robert (1815-1886)
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Parliamentary Archives: House of Commons Library Photograph Albums, PHO 2/2/119
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A political maverick and country gentleman who sat for South Derbyshire for over 20 years in two stints, Colvile began his career as a staunch protectionist Tory and ending it as a radical Liberal. His amendment to the 1867 reform bill lowered the copyhold franchise and his 1848 act gave tenant farmers the right to shoot game without a certificate.