Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers

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AUBTW
Full nameAmalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers
Founded1921
Date dissolved1971
Merged intoAmalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders
Members70,272 (1968)
AffiliationTUC, ITUC, Labour
Key peopleGeorge Hicks (General Secretary), Luke Fawcett (General Secretary)
Office locationCrescent Lane, Clapham Common
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (AUBTW) was a British trade union.

History[edit]

The AUBTW was founded in 1921 when the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales, the Operative Bricklayers' Society and the Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers' Society merged. It was joined by the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland in 1942, the National Builders' Labourers' and Constructional Workers' Society in 1952, the National Society of Street Masons, Paviors and Road Makers in 1966 and the Amalgamated Slaters', Tilers' and Roofing Operatives' Society in 1969.[1]

In 1971, the AUBTW merged with the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Painters and Builders.[1]

Election results[edit]

The union sponsored Labour Party candidates in several Parliamentary elections.[2][3]

Election Constituency Candidate Votes Percentage Position
1931 by-election Woolwich East George Hicks 16,200 56.7 1[4]
1931 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 16,658 50.9 1[5]
1935 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 17,563 58.0 1[6]
1945 general election Woolwich East George Hicks 18,983 70.4 1[7]
1950 general election Portsmouth South Leslie Merrion 17,545 36.1 2[8]
1951 general election Southend East Leslie Merrion 19,478 44.7 2[9]
1955 general election Exeter Leslie Merrion 18,759 43.7 2[10]
1964 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,914 74.8 1[11]
1966 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,067 77.5 1[12]
1970 general election Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin 32,888 73.4 1[13]

Leadership[edit]

General Secretaries[edit]

1921: George Hicks
1941: Luke Fawcett
1951: George Lowthian

Presidents[edit]

1921: George Waddell
1934: Luke Fawcett
1942: Harry Adams
1953: Harry Weaver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers, Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary Labour candidates and election results, February 23rd, 1950". Annual Report of the Labour Party. 1950.
  3. ^ Webster, Jack (2007). Jack Webster's Aberdeen. Birlinn. p. 200. ISBN 1841584789.
  4. ^ "Parliamentary by-elections". Report of the Annual Labour Party Conference: 16–28. 1931.
  5. ^ "List of Endorsed Labour Candidates and Election Results, October 27, 1931". Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party: 11–27. 1931.
  6. ^ "List of Endorsed Labour Candidates and Election Results, November 14, 1935". Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party: 8–23. 1935.
  7. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Forty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.232-248
  8. ^ "List of Parliamentary Labour candidates and election results, February 23rd, 1950". Report of the Forty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Labour Party: 179–198. 1950.
  9. ^ "List of Parliamentary Labour candidates and election results, 25th October, 1951". Report of the Fiftieth Annual Conference of the Labour Party: 184–203. 1951.
  10. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.255-275
  11. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Third Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.158-180
  12. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.308-330
  13. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.289-312

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