Members of Parliament sponsored by mining unions

Sponsored by his union
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National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)

National Union of MineworkersNUMMiners' Federation of Great Britain
The article covers MPs sponsored by the National Union of Mineworkers, its predecessor the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and the local trade unions which preceded it.

Horace Holmes

Horace Edwin Holmes
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.

Miners' Federation of Great Britain

Miners Federation of Great BritainMFGBMiners
The article covers MPs sponsored by the National Union of Mineworkers, its predecessor the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and the local trade unions which preceded it. In 1886, the local political association formed the Labour Electoral Association, and when the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) was founded in 1889, its affiliated unions continued to support liberal candidates through the association.

Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' and Kindred Trades' Association

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A small number of MPs were sponsored by other trade unions related to the mining industry, such as the Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' and Kindred Trades' Association, the North Wales Quarrymen's Union, and the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers, and are covered in the articles on those unions.

North Wales Quarrymen's Union

North Wales QuarrymenNWQU
A small number of MPs were sponsored by other trade unions related to the mining industry, such as the Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' and Kindred Trades' Association, the North Wales Quarrymen's Union, and the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers, and are covered in the articles on those unions.

National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers

NACODS
A small number of MPs were sponsored by other trade unions related to the mining industry, such as the Cumberland Iron Ore Miners' and Kindred Trades' Association, the North Wales Quarrymen's Union, and the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers, and are covered in the articles on those unions.

John Normansell

John Normansell, leader of the South Yorkshire Miners' Association, presented a paper at the 1869 Trades Union Congress, on "the best means to secure the direct representation of labour in the Commons".

South Yorkshire Miners' Association

South Yorkshire Miners Association
John Normansell, leader of the South Yorkshire Miners' Association, presented a paper at the 1869 Trades Union Congress, on "the best means to secure the direct representation of labour in the Commons".

Trades Union Congress

TUCTrade Union CongressTrades Unions Congress
John Normansell, leader of the South Yorkshire Miners' Association, presented a paper at the 1869 Trades Union Congress, on "the best means to secure the direct representation of labour in the Commons".

Labour Representation League

This led to the formation of the Labour Representation League, but miners did not initially join the organisation.

1874 United Kingdom general election

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At the 1874 United Kingdom general election, four miners stood for Parliament, with two winning seats, the first working class members of Parliament in the UK.

Alexander Macdonald (Lib–Lab politician)

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Alexander Macdonald in Stafford stood as "Secretary of the Miners' Association of Scotland and President of the Miners' National Association", and Thomas Burt in Morpeth stood as a "Radical Labour" candidate.

Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)

StaffordStafford (seat 1/2)Stafford constituency
Alexander Macdonald in Stafford stood as "Secretary of the Miners' Association of Scotland and President of the Miners' National Association", and Thomas Burt in Morpeth stood as a "Radical Labour" candidate.

Thomas Burt

Burt, Thomas
Alexander Macdonald in Stafford stood as "Secretary of the Miners' Association of Scotland and President of the Miners' National Association", and Thomas Burt in Morpeth stood as a "Radical Labour" candidate.

Morpeth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Alexander Macdonald in Stafford stood as "Secretary of the Miners' Association of Scotland and President of the Miners' National Association", and Thomas Burt in Morpeth stood as a "Radical Labour" candidate.

Liberal Party (UK)

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However, both worked with the Liberal Party in Parliament, and they were the first members of what became known as the Liberal-Labour group.

Liberal-Labour (UK)

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However, both worked with the Liberal Party in Parliament, and they were the first members of what became known as the Liberal-Labour group.

1880 United Kingdom general election

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Their seats were held at the 1880 United Kingdom general election, and from 1884 the Miners' National Union founded local political associations in areas where there were many miners.

Miners' National Union

Miners' National AssociationMinersMiners National Union
Their seats were held at the 1880 United Kingdom general election, and from 1884 the Miners' National Union founded local political associations in areas where there were many miners.

Redistribution of Seats Act 1885

Redistribution of Seats Act1885Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885
The Reform Act 1885 enfranchised many miners in rural areas for the first time, and this allowed six miners to win election.

Labour Electoral Association

LabourLabour Electoral Committee
In 1886, the local political association formed the Labour Electoral Association, and when the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) was founded in 1889, its affiliated unions continued to support liberal candidates through the association.

Keir Hardie

James Keir HardieHardieKeir
Keir Hardie, of the Ayrshire Miners' Union, first won a seat as an independent at the 1892 United Kingdom general election, and this spurred him to form the Independent Labour Party and, in 1900, the Labour Representation Committee (LRC).

Ayrshire Miners' Union

Ayrshire Miners UnionAyrshire Miners' Federal Union
Keir Hardie, of the Ayrshire Miners' Union, first won a seat as an independent at the 1892 United Kingdom general election, and this spurred him to form the Independent Labour Party and, in 1900, the Labour Representation Committee (LRC).

1892 United Kingdom general election

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Keir Hardie, of the Ayrshire Miners' Union, first won a seat as an independent at the 1892 United Kingdom general election, and this spurred him to form the Independent Labour Party and, in 1900, the Labour Representation Committee (LRC).

Independent Labour Party

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Keir Hardie, of the Ayrshire Miners' Union, first won a seat as an independent at the 1892 United Kingdom general election, and this spurred him to form the Independent Labour Party and, in 1900, the Labour Representation Committee (LRC).