George Ridley (Labour politician)

George Ridley
George Ridley (29 November 1886 – 4 January 1944) was a Labour Party politician in England.wikipedia
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Clay Cross (UK Parliament constituency)

Clay Cross
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Clay Cross at a by-election in September 1936, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred Holland at the age of 36. Like his predecessor, Ridley did not live until the next general election but died in January 1944 at 57. He was survived by his wife, Ethel, and his children, Philip and Betty.

1936 Clay Cross by-election

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He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Clay Cross at a by-election in September 1936, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred Holland at the age of 36. Like his predecessor, Ridley did not live until the next general election but died in January 1944 at 57. He was survived by his wife, Ethel, and his children, Philip and Betty.
It was retained by the Labour candidate George Ridley.

Labour Party (UK)

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George Ridley (29 November 1886 – 4 January 1944) was a Labour Party politician in England.

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George Ridley (29 November 1886 – 4 January 1944) was a Labour Party politician in England.

Member of parliament

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He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Clay Cross at a by-election in September 1936, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred Holland at the age of 36. Like his predecessor, Ridley did not live until the next general election but died in January 1944 at 57. He was survived by his wife, Ethel, and his children, Philip and Betty.

Alfred Holland (politician)

Alfred Holland
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Clay Cross at a by-election in September 1936, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred Holland at the age of 36. Like his predecessor, Ridley did not live until the next general election but died in January 1944 at 57. He was survived by his wife, Ethel, and his children, Philip and Betty.

Ridley

George Ridley (Labour politician) (1886–1944), British Member of Parliament for Clay Cross 1936–1944

1944 Clay Cross by-election

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The byelection was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, George Ridley.

George Ridley

George Ridley (Labour politician) (1886–1944), Member of Parliament for Clay Cross 1936–1944

Ellen Wilkinson

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She succeeded to the chair when the incumbent, George Ridley, died in January 1944.

Free Breakfast Table

As late as 1938 a Labour MP (George Ridley) was condemning the Conservatives' budget due to its "harsh and inhuman" increase on the tax on tea and thereby betraying the ideal of the free breakfast table.