Cecil Wilson (politician)

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Cecil Henry Wilson (8 September 1862 - 7 November 1945) was a British pacifist Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP).

Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the son of Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Holmfirth, Henry Wilson, Wilson attended Wesley College, Sheffield and the Victoria University of Manchester.

In 1903 Wilson was elected to Sheffield City Council for the Darnall ward, a seat he held until 1924. He became a Justice of the Peace in 1907. He also joined the National Anti-Gambling League, coming to chair it by the early 1920s. From 1919 until 1922 Wilson was the Labour group leader on Sheffield City Council.

At the 1922 general election, Wilson was elected MP for Sheffield Attercliffe. He held the seat until the 1931 general election, when he narrowly lost to the Conservative Party candidate Cecil Frederick Pike. However, he retook the seat at the 1935 general election. Wilson resigned on 9 February 1944 due to ill health, and died in November the following year in Westminster aged 83.

References[edit]

  • Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III, 1919-1945

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Worrall Casey
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe
1922–1931
Succeeded by
Cecil Frederick Pike
Preceded by
Cecil Frederick Pike
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe
1935–1944
Succeeded by
John Burns Hynd