Born in Liverpool, Hargreaves worked as a railway clerk. He joined the Labour Party and was elected to Liverpool City Council in 1928, serving until 1950. In 1945, he was the President of Liverpool Trades Council and Labour Party. In 1949, he was appointed to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alfred Hargreaves
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Donald McIntosh Johnson