Vernon Hartshorn

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Vernon Hartshorn (16 March 1872 – 13 March 1931) was a Welsh trades unionist and Labour Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1918 until his death.[1]

Hartshorn was President of the South Wales Miners' Federation, and a member of the National Executive of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.[2]

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Ogmore at the 1918 general election.[3] He served as Postmaster-General in 1924, made a Privy Counsellor the same year, and became a member of the Simon Commission. In 1930, he was appointed Lord Privy Seal, serving until his death on 13 March 1931.


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "O"". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
  2. ^ Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1979). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. III. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 153. ISBN 0855273259.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ogmore
Succeeded by
Edward Williams
Trade union offices
Preceded by
James Winstone
President of the South Wales Miners Federation
Succeeded by
Enoch Morrell
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans
Succeeded by
Sir William Mitchell-Thomson
Preceded by
James Henry Thomas
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
Thomas Johnston