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Dr Philip Salmon

Fellow, Visiting Fellow

I am the Deputy Director of the History of Parliament Trust and the editor of its 1832-1945 House of Commons project. From 2017 until 2021 I was also a Research Associate at Keble College, Oxford. I specialise in British political history, focusing mainly on the 19th century. Most of my research for the official History of Parliament (around 700 MP biographies and article length histories of each constituency) can be accessed online via their website.

My own publications include Electoral Reform at Work, based on my Oxford DPhil, and various articles and chapters about Parliament, elections, constitutional history and political culture. Most can be viewed here on our Victorian Commons blog site, which also provides guides and resources for political historians working in this period.

Reviews of Electoral Reform at Work:
‘One of the most important books on nineteenth-century England in recent years’, PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY
‘Outstanding’, HISTORY
‘A truly outstanding contribution to the field of parliamentary and electoral history’, REVIEWS IN HISTORY
‘A major work which will be indispensable to historians for many years to come’, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW