Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Plaque of the Week No.44

First Among Equals…

Commemorating: The first Asian MP in Westminster
Street: Rosebery Avenue
Postcode: EC1
Borough: Islington

With our MP’s on the verge of their summer holiday (Already! Ed.) and our Prime Minister on a visit to India, now is a good time to focus on a plaque to the first Asian MP. Dadabhai Naoroji served the people of Finsbury between 1892 and 1895. Known as “The Grand Old Man of India” he was born in 1825 at Navsari in Southern Gujarat. Sitting as a Liberal Party MP, he spoke in Parliament on Indian affairs and Irish Home Rule. You will find his plaque on the old Finsbury Town Hall building in his old constituency.

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