Jesse Collings. Colour lithograph by L. Ward (Spy), 1888.
- Ward, Leslie, Sir, 1851-1922.
- Dec.r 1 1888
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Advocate of free education and of land reform. Mayor of Birmingham from 1878 to 1880. Liberal Member of Parliament for Ipswich 1880-1886; Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for Bordesley, Birmingham, 1886-1918. "It was he who, in 1885, began to use the phrase 'three acres and a cow', which for many years was the war-cry of the land-reformers" (Oxford dictionary of national biography). Author of Land reform (1906), The colonization of rural Britain (1914), and The Great War: its lessons and warnings (1915) (ibid.)