He first stood for parliament defending a Labour seat at Hanley in 1912, but came third, losing the seat to the Liberal candidate.
|Liberal||Robert Leonard Outhwaite||6,647||46.4|
|Conservative||George Herman Rittner||5,993||41.8|
|Liberal gain from Labour||Swing|
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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Finney
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|Member of Parliament for North West Staffordshire
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Burslem
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Margaret Bondfield and Frederick Hall
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Jack Jones and J. W. Ogden
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