Samuel Finney

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Samuel Finney (1857 – 14 April 1935) Labour Party politician United Kingdom.

He first stood for parliament defending a Labour seat at Hanley in 1912, but came third, losing the seat to the Liberal candidate.

Hanley by-election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Leonard Outhwaite 6,647 46.4
Conservative George Herman Rittner 5,993 41.8
Labour Samuel Finney 1,694 11.8
Majority 654 4.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Staffordshire at a by-election in 1916, following the death of Labour MP Albert Stanley.

When that constituency was abolished at the 1918 general election, he was returned to Parliament for the new Burslem constituency. He did not contest the 1922 general election, when Andrew MacLaren held the seat for the Labour Party. He had four daughters: the son of the eldest went on to become Baron Phillips of Ellesmere, David Chilton Phillips; the youngest son of the youngest daughter is Stephen R.L. Clark.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Albert Stanley
Member of Parliament for North West Staffordshire
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Burslem
Succeeded by
Andrew MacLaren
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Margaret Bondfield and Frederick Hall
Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
With: Margaret Bondfield
Succeeded by
Jack Jones and J. W. Ogden