George Ward (Liberal politician)
Ward was educated at Barwell National School in Leicestershire. On 10 June 1905 he married Emily Haydon. In business Ward was a highly successful Boot and Shoe Manufacturer but he also served in local politics as a Parish, District and County Councillor, later an Alderman and as a Justice of the Peace. In 1923 he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosworth. He held the seat until the 1924 election.
In his Will, George Ward left his former home, the Cedars to the people of Barwell, which was used as an educational establishment for a number of years, until it was vacated in 2002 due to subsidence problems. After a number of years, the George Ward Community Centre was opened in the village using the money from the sale of the Cedars, and was so-named in honour of George Ward's contribution to the village.
- The Life and Times of George Ward of Barwell (1879-1951) at leicestershirevillages.com
- WARD, George, in Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1920–2008), online edition by Oxford University Press, December 2007 (subscription site)
- Barwell Community Centre Leaflet
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Ward
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