James Walker (Labour politician)

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James Walker, (1883 – Brighton, 5 January 1945), was a Labour Party politician.

At Ruskin College he gained distinction in economics and social science. For years he was organiser of the Steel Smelters Society, and for many years a member of Glasgow Town Council.[1] Walker became Member of Parliament (MP) in 1929, representing the Newport constituency in Monmouthshire from 1929 to 1931 and Motherwell from 1935 until he was knocked down and killed by an Army lorry in 1945, aged 61.[2][3] At the time of his death, Walker was Political Secretary of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NON-STOP LORRY KILLS SCOTS M.P". Dundee Courier. 6 January 1945. Retrieved 14 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "MR. JAMES WALKER HURT IN ROAD ACCIDENT". Gloucester Citizen. 5 January 1945. Retrieved 14 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "M.P. KILLED". Daily Mirror. 6 January 1945. Retrieved 14 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Reginald Clarry
Member of Parliament for Newport
19291931
Succeeded by
Reginald Clarry
Preceded by
Thomas Ormiston
Member of Parliament for Motherwell
19351945
Succeeded by
Robert McIntyre
Trade union offices
Preceded by
William Shaw
President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress
1921
Succeeded by
Charles Gallie
Preceded by
Jack Jones and J. W. Ogden
Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
1921
With: J. H. Thomas
Succeeded by
Edward L. Poulton and Herbert Smith
Party political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Ayrton-Gould
Chair of the Labour Party
1940-1941
Succeeded by
Walter Henry Green