Ernest Fernyhough

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Ernest Fernyhough (24 December 1908 – 16 August 1993) was a British Labour Party politician.

Fernyhough worked for the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers from 1936.

In 1947, Fernyhough was elected Member of Parliament for the Labour stronghold of Jarrow in a by-election caused by the death of Ellen Wilkinson - and held the seat until he retired in 1979.

Fernyhough was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Harold Wilson from 1964 and a junior minister for Employment and Productivity from 1968 to 1969.

References[edit]

  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, October 1974