George Benson (politician)

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George Benson (3 May 1889 – 17 August 1973) was a British Labour Party politician.

The son of T. D. Benson, Treasurer of the Independent Labour Party (ILP),[1] George was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Manchester and became an estate agent. During the First World War he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chesterfield from 1929 to 1931, and from 1935-64.[citation needed]

Benson was an author on financial matters and of a book on the history of socialism. He was chairman of the Howard League for Penal Reform and a member of the Home Office Advisory Council on delinquency.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

He died in Surrey in 1973, aged 83.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon Rose, The Struggle for Penal Reform, p.102
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Barnet Kenyon
Member of Parliament for Chesterfield
19291931
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Conant
Preceded by
Sir Roger Conant
Member of Parliament for Chesterfield
19351964
Succeeded by
Eric Varley
Party political offices
Preceded by
Philip Snowden
Treasurer of the Independent Labour Party
1923
Succeeded by
Charles Roden Buxton