James Parker (Labour politician)

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Parker in the mid 1900s

James Parker (1863 – 11 February 1948)[1] was a British Labour Party politician.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax at the 1906 general election, and held the seat until the town's representation was reduced to one seat at the 1918 general election.[2] He did not stand again in Halifax, but instead stood in the Cannock division of Staffordshire, as a Coalition Labour candidate (i.e. a holder of the coalition coupon, supporting the Lloyd George's coalition government). He won the seat, but lost it, standing as a National Liberal at the 1922 general election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 116–117. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 461. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Savile Crossley
John Henry Whitley
Member of Parliament for Halifax
19061918
With: John Henry Whitley
one seat from 1918
Succeeded by
John Henry Whitley
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cannock
19181922
Succeeded by
William Adamson