James Wignall

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James Wignall (21 July 1856 – 10 June 1925)[1] was a British Labour Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1918 to 1925.

Wignall was elected at the December 1918 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Forest of Dean division of Gloucestershire, defeating the sitting Liberal Party MP Sir Henry Webb, Bt.[2] He was re-elected three times, in 1922, 1923 and 1924, and held the seat until his death in June 1925, aged 68.[1] At the resulting by-election on 14 July, the seat was held by the Labour candidate Albert Arthur Purcell.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 360. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Henry Webb, Bt
Member of Parliament for Forest of Dean
Succeeded by
Albert Arthur Purcell
Trade union offices
Preceded by
William Mullin and James O'Grady
Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
With: William Abraham
Succeeded by
David Gilmour and William Mosses