Monday, March 19, 2007

Lawrence Worsnop Labour 1931General Election

Lawrence Worsnop 1931 General Election

Mr L.W. Worsnop was selected as the Perspective Labour Candidate for the Uxbridge Division (which included Hayes, Southall and Uxbridge on 13th December 1930 at Hayes Labour hall

He was selected from three nominations and Mr Worsnop
was the nomination of the
Uxbridge Labour Party and the Uxbridge TGWU Electric branch

Lawrence Worsnop was born in Yorkshire and 20 years prior (circa 1920) had joined the Independent Labour Party and had become a member of the Yorkshire ILP Divisional Council
later he moved to Portsmouth in the South of England and was the President of Portsmouth Trades & Labour Council

Worsnop was a resident student at Ruskin College, Oxford 1913-1914
Presently he is an official of a Trade Union, serving in London He is also a member of the Small holders Committee of Middlesex County Council and has a keen intrest in small holdings and allotments

At the last general election Mr Lawrence Worsnop was the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Guildford, Surrey

Mr P Gardner was his election agent
for the 1931 General Election

Labour Central Committee rooms for the election where at Hayes Labour hall, Pump Lane, Hayes with committee rooms at Co-operative hall, Southall; B(R)onney's market Uxbridge; 31 High Street, Northwood; 1 Manor way, Ruislip and 28 High Street, Harefield


The oppostion included "The Workers candidate" is Mr Reginal Bridgeman (is the former Labour Candidate at the previous General Election, removed by the Labour Party headquarters because of his work within the League Against Imperialism (and its perceived links with the Communist Party)

Mr Bridgman's Agent is Mr Tom Morris of 61a Townholme Crescent, Southall and the committee Room was at 1 Cambridge Road, Southall

Mr Bridgeman lived at Waxwell Farm Cottage, Pinner