Horace Holmes

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Sir Horace Holmes
Member of Parliament for Hemsworth
In office
22 February 1946 – 8 October 1959
Preceded by George Griffiths
Succeeded by Alan Beaney
Personal details
Born Horace Edwin Holmes
(1888-03-30)30 March 1888
Died 9 September 1971(1971-09-09) (aged 83)
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Sir Horace Edwin Holmes, DCM (30 March 1888 – 9 September 1971) was a British Labour Party politician.[1][2]

He was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.[3] Holmes held the seat at the next three general elections, each time with the largest Labour majority in the election.[4][5] He stood down at the 1959 general election.


  1. ^ "Supplement to the London Gazette" (PDF). 11 June 1966. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sir Horace Edwin Holmes". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Craig, FWS, ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-01-9. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Griffiths
Member of Parliament for Hemsworth
Succeeded by
Alan Beaney