Arthur Sherwell

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Arthur James Sherwell (11 April 1863 – 13 January 1942) was a British Liberal Party politician and temperance campaigner.


He was born in London on 11 April 1863, the son of John Viney Sherwell, of Modbury, Devon. He was educated privately. He married in 1909, Amy Whadcoat of Bodiam, Sussex.[1]


Prior to entering Parliament he was occupied in sociological and politico-economic studies and literary work. Most notably in connection with the Temperance movement with his friend Joseph Rowntree with whom he published a number of works; The Temperance Problem and Social Reform [1899], Life in West London [1901], British Gothenburg Experiments [1901], The Drink Peril in Scotland [1903], Public Control of the Liquor Trade [1903], The Taxation of the Liquor Trade [1908], The Russian Vodka Monopoly, State Purchase of the Liquor Trade [1919], State Prohibition and Local Option. He has travelled extensively, he has been several times round the world, and has an intimate acquaintance with United States and the British Dominions and Colonies.[1] He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Huddersfield from 1906–18. He first stood for parliament at the Huddersfield by-election, 1906, following the 1906 General election when he held a seat for the Liberals. He was re-elected in both 1910 General Elections and retired from parliament just before the 1918 General election.[2] He has served on various Government Committees and Commissions. He was a member of the Sociological Society.


  • Who Was Who
  • British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.


  1. ^ a b Who Was Who
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Woodhouse
Member of Parliament for Huddersfield
Huddersfield by-election, 19061918
Succeeded by
Charles Sykes