He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the Farnworth constituency in Lancashire at a by-election in 1938 and held the seat until his death in 1952, at 62. He was Minister for Education in the latter stages of Clement Attlee's Government, from 1947 to 1951, following the death of Ellen Wilkinson.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Tomlinson
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