Sidney Schofield

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Sidney Schofield (22 March 1911 – 4 December 1992) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for little over a year.

Born in Pontefract, Schofield was elected MP for Barnsley at the 1951 general election. The incumbent, Frank Collindridge, had died during the campaign for that election, and Schofield was selected as the Labour candidate in his place with a 28,227 majority;[1] polling day was delayed to 8 November.

Schofield resigned his seat less than two years later, on 21 January 1953, "because he did not like Westminster".[1] and at the resulting by-election on 31 March, the future cabinet minister Roy Mason was elected as his replacement. Schofield died in Barnsley in 1992 aged 81.

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  1. ^ a b Terry Dalyell (11 October 1996). "Obituary:Terry Patchett". The Independent. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frank Collindridge
Member of Parliament for Barnsley
19511953
Succeeded by
Roy Mason
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Fred Collindridge
General Secretary of the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers
1964–1973
Succeeded by
Owen Briscoe
Preceded by
Sam Bullough
Vice President of the National Union of Mineworkers
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Mick McGahey