Moses Ayrton

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Moses Ayrton.

Moses Ayrton (15 July 1878 – 3 October 1950) was a New Zealand Methodist minister and socialist. He was born in Yeadon, Yorkshire, England on 15 July 1878. He was an unsuccessful Labour Party candidate in the Palmerston electorate in the 1919 election.[1] He later served as the Labour Party's secretary from 1920 until 1922.[2]


  1. ^ Brown, Colin. "Moses Ayrton". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Paul, J.T. (1946). Humanism in Politics: New Zealand Labour Party in Retrospect. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Worker Printing and Publishing. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michael Joseph Savage
Secretary of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Walter Nash