William A. Wilkins
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Wilkins was a linotype operator for a Bristol newspaper and was President of the Bristol branch of the Typographical Association. He joined the Labour Party in 1922 and became a member of Bristol City Council in 1936, serving for ten years. During World War II, Wilkins served as a stoker in the Royal Navy (in which he had served 1917-19) on the Q-ships of the Irish coast.
Wilkins was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol South in 1945, serving until 1970. He became an assistant whip in 1947 and in 1950 a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. He was appointed CBE in the 1965 New Year Honours.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Wilkins
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|Member of Parliament for Bristol South
1945 – 1970
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