Has there ever been someone versed in Classical Liberal economics in the Commons? Bastiat was in the the French National Assembly, after all.
Hmm. I took a bit of time to answer:
In August 1818 he bought Lord Portarlington’s seat in Parliament for £4,000
I think David Ricardo qualifies?
Cobden obviously. No, Redwood etc don’t count, we mean proper economists who are also MPs. Any more? Keith Joseph?