Lewis Jones (politician)

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Sir Lewis Jones in 1937

Sir Lewis Jones (13 February 1884 – 10 December 1968)[1] was a British Liberal National Party politician.

A former schoolmaster, Jones took up political work in 1910. He served with the Ministry of Munitions during World War I, and became secretary of the ministry's priority department.[2]

A supporter of the National Government led by former Labour Party leader Ramsay MacDonald, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Swansea West at the 1931 general election,[3] unseating the sitting Labour MP Howel Samuel. Jones was re-elected in 1935, (when The Times described his campaign as having been subject to "organised rowdyism")[4] and was knighted in 1944 for political and public services,[2] but was heavily defeated at the 1945 general election.[3]

Jones died in 1968 at his home in Swansea, aged 84.[2] He had been secretary of the South Wales Siemens Steel Association for 44 years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c d "Obituary;Sir Lewis Jones". The Times. 12 December 1968. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 543. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ "Prospects In South Wales: Few Changes Likely". The Times. 14 November 1935. p. 7. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Howel Samuel
Member of Parliament for Swansea West
19311945
Succeeded by
Percy Morris