Seymour Cocks

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Frederick Seymour Cocks, known as Seymour Cocks (October 25, 1882 – 29 May 1953), was a British Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP).

Born in Darlington, Cocks was educated at Plymouth College and became a journalist. He joined the Independent Labour Party and wrote several tracts for the party and for the Union of Democratic Control. He stood unsuccessfully for Maidstone in the 1923 general election. He was elected to the safe seat of Broxtowe in the 1929 general election.

After World War II it was revealed that he had been placed on the 'Special Search List G.B' of prominent subjects to be arrested by the Nazis had they succeeded in invading Britain.

Cocks held Broxtowe until his death in Hendon in 1953 aged 70.


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Preceded by
George Alfred Spencer
Member of Parliament for Broxtowe
Succeeded by
William Warbey