Home Industry and Commerce Town Council 1929 General Election, May 30, 1929

1929 General Election, May 30, 1929

May 1929

1929 General Election, May 30, 1929

Don Valley Division

Tom Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh

Born in Blackwell, Derbyshire, Williams grew up in Swinton in Yorkshire, and began work in 1899 in Kilnhurst colliery.

He became involved in trade unionism and joined the Independent Labour Party, switching briefly to the British Socialist Party during World War I before joining the Labour Party.

In 1918, he was elected as a Labour member of the Bolton-upon-Dearne Urban District Council.

Result of 1929 Election

Tom Williams (Labour)                           31,466
Waler Liddall  (Unionist)                         11,467

He was elected at the 1922 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley, and held the seat until he stepped down at the 1959 general election

Wentworth Division

Mr. P. B. Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson is Yorkshire born and the son of a Leeds doctor. He is president the Wentworth Division Liberal Association. He is manager of the Cortonwood Colliery by-product plant and has played leading part fuel research. He has been a member of the Wath Urban District Council since 1920 and has also served a member of the Rotherham Board of Guardians and the Brampton Bierlow Parish Council. He has been conspicuous in local public life because his opposition the Dearne District Light Railway Scheme.

Result of 1929 Election

George Henry Hirst (Labour)                35,276
Phillip Brady Nicholson (Liberal)             7,955
Benjamin Hubert Oates                         3,684