A. E. Stubbs

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Albert Ernest Stubbs (1877–4 January 1962) was an English trade union official and politician.

Stubbs was born in Yorkshire, but moved to Cambridge in March 1914. By trade he was a printing machinist, although he took a great interest in the plight of agricultural workers. In 1919 he became full-time District Officer of the Workers' Union for Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, largely representing agricultural workers. When the Workers' Union amalgamated with the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1929 he became Cambridge and District Officer for the TGWU. A member of Cambridgeshire County Council from 1931 to his death and Cambridge Borough Council from 1923 to 1949 (and an alderman of both from 1942), he served as Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire from 1945 to 1950, when he lost his seat to the Conservatives (he had lost the general election for Cambridge in 1922 by only 679 votes). He is the only Labour MP to have ever sat for a Cambridgeshire constituency outside the city of Cambridge itself (although Peterborough, which was during his lifetime outside the county, has been represented by Labour MPs). He retired from the TGWU in 1944.

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  • Cambridge Romsey Labour Club: Silver Jubilee Souvenir, 1949

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Briscoe
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
19451950
Succeeded by
Gerald Howard