Thomas Attwood brown plaque in Birmingham

Thomas Attwood 1783-1856
Birmingham's first Member of Parliament
By Sioban Coppinger & Fiona Peever 1993
Presented to the City by Mrs Priscilla Mitchell
'Possunt Quia Posse Videntur'

Thomas Attwood (6 October 1783 – 6 March 1856) was a British banker, economist, political campaigner and Member of Parliament. He was the leading figure of the underconsumptionist Birmingham School of economists, and, as the founder of the Birmingham Political Union, the leading figure in the public campaign for the Great Reform Act of 1832.

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