Horace Holmes

Horace Edwin Holmes
Sir Horace Edwin Holmes (30 March 1888 – 9 September 1971) was a British Labour Party politician and trade union official.wikipedia
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1946 Hemsworth by-election

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Sponsored by his union, Holmes was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.
The Labour candidate, Horace Holmes, was returned unopposed.

Members of Parliament sponsored by mining unions

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Sponsored by his union, Holmes was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.

Hemsworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sponsored by his union, Holmes was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.

United Kingdom

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Sir Horace Edwin Holmes (30 March 1888 – 9 September 1971) was a British Labour Party politician and trade union official.

Labour Party (UK)

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Sir Horace Edwin Holmes (30 March 1888 – 9 September 1971) was a British Labour Party politician and trade union official.

Royston, South Yorkshire

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Born in Royston, South Yorkshire, Holmes received an elementary education before becoming a coal miner.

Coal mining

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Born in Royston, South Yorkshire, Holmes received an elementary education before becoming a coal miner.

World War I

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During World War I, he served as a sergeant in the Leeds Rifles, and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Leeds Rifles

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During World War I, he served as a sergeant in the Leeds Rifles, and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

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During World War I, he served as a sergeant in the Leeds Rifles, and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Yorkshire Miners' Association

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After the war, he returned to mining, and from 1923 was secretary of his branch of the Yorkshire Miners' Association.

West Riding County Council

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From 1923 until 1946, he also served on Royston Urban District Council, and for eleven years, he additionally served on the West Riding County Council.

Member of parliament

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Sponsored by his union, Holmes was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.

George Griffiths (British politician)

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Sponsored by his union, Holmes was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament for Hemsworth at a by-election in 1946 following the death of the sitting MP George Griffiths.

Parliamentary Private Secretary

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From 1947 until 1951, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the successive Ministers of Fuel and Power, Hugh Gaitskell and Philip Noel-Paker.

Ministry of Power (United Kingdom)

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From 1947 until 1951, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the successive Ministers of Fuel and Power, Hugh Gaitskell and Philip Noel-Paker.

Hugh Gaitskell

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From 1947 until 1951, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the successive Ministers of Fuel and Power, Hugh Gaitskell and Philip Noel-Paker.

1959 United Kingdom general election

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Holmes stood down at the 1959 general election.