Fred Simpson (politician)

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Fred Simpson
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Ashton-under-Lyne
In office
14 November 1935 – 23 September 1939
Preceded by John Broadbent
Succeeded by William Jowitt
Lord Mayor of Leeds
In office
Preceded by Arthur Hawkyard
Succeeded by Robert Holliday Blackburn
Personal details
Born Frederick Brown Simpson
(1886-11-06)6 November 1886
Nottingham, England
Died 23 September 1939(1939-09-23) (aged 52)
Headingley, England
Citizenship British
Political party British Labour Party

Frederick Brown Simpson (6 November 1886 – 23 September 1939) was a British Labour Party politician.

Born in Nottingham and in 1922 Simpson was elected to Leeds City Council as an alderman, and in 1931 was Lord Mayor of the city.[1][2] He was a prominent trades unionist, and served as president of the Railway Clerks' Association from 1932 to 1937.[1][3]

He was elected at the 1935 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne, defeating the Conservative MP John Broadbent by a majority of only 114 votes.

F B Simpson died suddenly while playing golf at Headingley, near Leeds in September 1939.[1] In the by-election for his seat the Labour candidate William Jowitt was returned unopposed.


  1. ^ a b c Obituary: Mr F. B. Simpson M. P., The Times, September 25, 1939, p.10
  2. ^ "Lord Mayors & Aldermen of Leeds since 1626" (PDF). Leeds City Council. 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Presidents of the Association". Transport Salaried Staffs' Association. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Broadbent
Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne
Succeeded by
William Jowitt
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Thomas Harry Gill
President of the Railway Clerks' Association
1932 – 1937
Succeeded by
Frederick Charles Watkins
Preceded by
George Lathan
Chief Assistant Secretary of the Railway Clerks' Association
1937 – 1939
Succeeded by
Charles Gallie