Ernest Thornton

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For the Australian union official, see Ernie Thornton.

Ernest Thornton (18 May 1905 – 5 February 1992) was a British Labour Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Farnworth in a 1952 by-election, and served until his retirement at the 1970 general election. His successor John Roper retained the seat for the Labour Party.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Tomlinson
Member of Parliament for Farnworth
Succeeded by
John Roper