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William Pelham Bullivant (1858 - 26 March 1910) was a businessman and Conservative politician.[1][2][3]

Bullivant was the proprietor of a wire rope manufacturing business in Millwall, and a large employer in the area.[4] Nominated by the Conservatives to contest the first elections to the London County Council in January 1889, his prominence as an employer allowed him to win a seat in the largely working class Tower Hamlets (Poplar) electoral district.[4][5][6] He took his seat as a member of the Conservative-backed Moderate Party on the council, which formed the opposition group.[4] He held the seat for only a single three-year term, and was defeated by Will Crooks, a Labour-Progressive candidate in 1892.[7]

Bullivant stood unsuccessfully as Conservative parliamentary candidate at the 1895 and 1900 general elections.[8] He also failed to gain a seat on the London School Board in 1896.[9]

In April 1900 Bullivant was elected a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.[10]

Bullivant died at his country residence, "New Mills Court", Stroud, Gloucestershire in March 1910, aged 52.[11] He was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.[1]

The Grace's Guide page is [1], and The London Gazette page is [2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deaths". The Times: p. 1. 29 March 1910. 
  2. London Gazette, issue 28367, 10 May 1910, p.3328
  3. Register of Births, Hackney District, 1Q 1858, Vol.1b p.336
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Andrew Saint, Politics and the people of London: the London County Council, 1889-1965, Conntinuum, 1989, ISBN 9781852850296, p.29
  5. "The County Councils". The Times: p. 14. 14 December 1888. 
  6. "The County Councils - London Polls". The Times: p. 9. 18 January 1889. 
  7. "The London County Council Election". The Times: p. 10. 7 March 1892. 
  8. The Constitutional Yearbook 1903. Conservative Central Office. 1903. p. 161. 
  9. "London School Board". The Times: p. 7. 13 November 1896. 
  10. "Zoological Society Of London". The Times: p. 9. 21 April 1900. 
  11. Register of Deaths, Stroud District, 1Q 1910, vol.6a p.233