Robert Taylor (Labour politician)

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Robert John Taylor (1881 – 19 July 1954) was a British Labour Party politician.

He was elected at the 1935 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Morpeth constituency in Northumberland, and held the seat until his death in 1954, aged 73.

In Clement Attlee's post-war Labour Government, he was a Lord of the Treasury from 1945 to 1951, serving as Deputy Chief Whip from 1946.[1] After Labour's defeat at the 1951 general election, he was appointed in 1952 as a Privy Counsellor.


  1. ^ Junior Government Appointments. The Times, 1 April 1946.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Godfrey Nicholson
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
Succeeded by
Will Owen