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
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Cephas Speak
Secretary of the United Textile Factory Workers' Association
1943 – 1953
Succeeded by
Harold Bradley
Preceded by
Harold Bradley
President of the Amalgamated Weavers' Association
Succeeded by
Fred Hague