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Francis Layland-Barratt (1860–1933) was a great social and political figure of the area. Born in 1860, he moved to Torquay in the early 1890s. Politics were his great interest, and he contested Torquay for the Liberal Party in the 1895 election. He only just lost, but won the seat in 1900, and was Member of Parliament for ten years. One of his great achievements as an MP was to persuade the government to loan the money for the building of the Brixham breakwater.
oil on canvas
H 141 x W 110.7 cm
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