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First Indian elected to the British House of Commons was Dadabhai Naoroji who contested on the ticket of ;
1. Liberal Party
2. Labour Party
3. Conservative Party
4. Communist Party
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Liberal Party

The correct answer is Liberal Party.

  • First Indian elected to the British House of Commons, Dadabhai Naoroji contested on the ticket of Liberal Party.
  • Dadabhai Naoroji:
    • Dadabhai Naoroji was also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "Unofficial Ambassador of India".
    • He was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar and writer who was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895.
    • Naoroji is honoured for his work in the Indian National Congress, of which he was one of the founding members and thrice — in 1886, 1893, and 1906 — elected president.
    • His authored book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India brought attention to his theory of the Indian "wealth drain" into Britain.
    • India Post showing Naoroji on stamps in 1963, 1997 and 2017.

  • Liberal Party:
    • Liberal Party, a British political party that emerged in the mid-19th century as the successor to the historic Whig Party.
    • It was the major party in opposition to the Conservatives until 1918, after which it was supplanted by the Labour Party.
    • The Liberals continued as a minor party until 1988 when they merged with the Social Democratic Party to form what is now called the Liberal Democratic Party.
    • Through its long history, the Liberal Party included various schools of thought, but all Liberals were united by the conviction that the source of progress lay in the free exercise of individual energy.
  • Labour Party:
    • Labour Party, a British political party whose historic links with trade unions have led it to promote an active role for the state in the creation of economic prosperity and in the provision of social services.
    • In opposition to the Conservative Party, it has been the major democratic socialist party in Britain since the early 20th century.
    • In 1900 the Trades Union Congress (the national federation of British trade unions) cooperated with the Independent Labour Party (founded in 1893) to establish a Labour Representation Committee, which took the name Labour Party in 1906.
  • Conservative Party:
    • Conservative Party, byname Tories, in the United Kingdom, a political party whose guiding principles include the promotion of private property and enterprise, the maintenance of a strong military, and the preservation of traditional cultural values and institutions.
    • Since World War I the Conservative Party and its principal opponent, the Labour Party, have dominated British political life.
    • The name Conservative was first used as a description of the party by John Wilson Croker writing in the Quarterly Review in 1830.
  • Communist Party:
    • The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) is a communist political party in Great Britain idealized to Marxist–Leninist theory.
    • The party came out from a dispute between Eurocommunists and Marxist-Leninists in the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1988.
    • Ex-members included General Secretaries of three organisations: Bob Crow of the RMT union, Ken Gill of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance (MSF) union and member of the TUC General Council, and Kate Hudson of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

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