Albert Smith (British politician)
The son of Leeming Smith and Martha Smith from Cowling in Yorkshire, he became vice-president and Secretary of the Colne Overlookers Association, and later secretary of the Nelson Overlookers Association. He became an alderman of Nelson, serving as the town's mayor from 1908 to 1910, and was also a Justice of the Peace in Nelson.
He was elected at the December 1910 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Clitheroe division of Lancashire. He held that seat until the 1918 general election, when he was elected for the new parliamentary borough of Nelson and Colne, but resigned his seat on 20 June 1920 by the procedural device of accepting appointment as Steward of the Manor of Northstead in order to take up a full-time post as a trade union official.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (1918). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1918. London: Dean & Son. p. 151.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 314. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 199. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Department of Information Services (14 January 2010). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
- "Political Notes: Labour MP resigns". The Times (London). 2 June 1920. p. 18.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Albert Smith
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