Presented by Richard Gaunt on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at Chilwell Memorial Institute commencing at 7.30p.m.
Born in 1809, W.E. Gladstone was first elected to Parliament in 1832. After serving in different government posts, including as chancellor of the exchequer, he became prime minister in 1868; he would serve four terms in the office (1868–74, 1880–85, 1886, 1892–94). Gladstone’s accomplishments included expanding the vote and reforms in Ireland. He died in 1898, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.