Dilke, Sir Charles Wentworth, 1843-1911, British statesman. A radical leader in the Liberal party, he helped pass the parliamentary Reform Acts of 1884-85 as well as laws giving the municipal franchise to women, legalizing labor unions, and limiting working hours. Dilke's political career was effectively ended in 1885, when he was named as correspondent in a notorious divorce case.
Tim Fetherston-Dilke is the nephew of Captain Charles Fetherston-Dilke, who lived in Maxstoke Castle. It is now lived in by Charles' son Michael and their family. Tim Fetherston-Dilke is a patron of the arts and a senior manager at Accenture.


Fetherston-Dilke (born 1958) was educated at St Anthony House, Oundle School, and Queens' College, Cambridge, where he graduated in natural sciences in 1980. He qualified as a cost and management accountant, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1983.


Fetherston Dilke has worked at the Royal Institution, British Petroleum and Accenture.


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