Thomas Gavan-Duffy

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Thomas Gavan-Duffy (25 September 1867 – 4 August 1932)[1] was an Irish trade unionist and politician. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Whitehaven from 1922 to 1924.

Born in Dublin, Gavan-Duffy was educated by the Christian Brothers there and became a district delegate for the Shop Assistants' Union. For 23 years he was general secretary of the Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' Association.[2]

He unsuccessfully contested the Whitehaven constituency in 1918, won it in 1922, and lost it again in 1924.[2][3]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b 'Mr Thomas Gavan-Duffy', The Times, 5 August 1932, p. 12
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 317. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Augustus Grant
Member of Parliament for Whitehaven
Succeeded by
Robert Hudson
Trade union offices
Preceded by
James Flynn
General Secretary of the Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' and Kindred Trades' Association
Succeeded by
Position abolished