William Wilson (Westhoughton MP)
|Member of Parliament|
12 January 1906 – 14 August 1921
|Preceded by||Edward Stanley|
|Succeeded by||Rhys Davies|
|Died||14 August 1921|
Tyson was born in Westmorland, moving to Bolton, Lancashire, in 1889. He was a carpenter, and joined the Bolton branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners. He was a member of the executive or general council of the union on several occasions from 1893, and was chairman of the general council in 1910.
At the 1906 general election Wilson was one of 29 successful Labour Representation Committee candidates, being elected MP for Westhoughton. On 22 February 1906 he introduced a private member's bill seeking to amend the Education Acts and create a statutory school meals service. The bill received the support of the government and was enacted as the Education (Provision of Meals) Act 1906.
- 'Labour MP's sudden death', The Times, 17 August 1921, p.10
- "Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers including the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners". Trade Union Ancestors. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
- L Andrews, The School Meals Service, in British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1 (February 1972), pp. 70–75
- 'Labour As Official Opposition', The Times, 8 January 1919, p.7
- 'The Late Mr Tyson Wilson M.P.', The Times, 17 August 1921, p. 6
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Wilson
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| Member of Parliament for Westhoughton
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