Thursday, May 25, 2006

Labour honours its eldest members

George Wardle, Stockport MP from 1906 to 1920, is the subject of a chapter written by Ann Coffey MP in a new book "Men Who Made Labour".
Mr Wardle began work in a woollen factory aged only eight-years-old and later became a railway clerk, following his father into the railway industry. He was a poet, preacher and journalist, as well as an MP and government minister in the 1917 coalition government, although he eventually fell out with his party and his trade union.

[Click the image or the headline for the full Stockport Express story.]