Enoch Edwards

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Enoch Edwards
Edwards c.1900

Enoch Edwards (April 1852 – 28 June 1912) was a British trade unionist and politician.

Edwards was born at Talk-o'-the Hill and became a coal miner as a child. He was elected to Staffordshire County Council before becoming President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in 1904 and then a Lib-Lab MP for Hanley in 1906. He then was a Labour Party MP in 1909.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Howard Heath
Member of Parliament for Hanley
19061912
Succeeded by
Robert Leonard Outhwaite
Trade union offices
Preceded by
New position
Treasurer of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain
1889–1904
Succeeded by
William Abraham
Preceded by
New position
President of the Midland Counties Miners' Federation
1886–1912
Succeeded by
Samuel Finney
Preceded by
Ben Tillett and Francis Chandler
Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
1902
With: Matthew Arrandale
Succeeded by
William Mullin and James O'Grady
Preceded by
Ben Pickard
President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain
1904–1912
Succeeded by
Robert Smillie