Wednesday, September 12, 2007

George Albert Pargiter

George Pargiter was Labour Member of Parliament for Southall from 1950, he had originally been elected as Member of Parliament for Spelthorne in 1945

Born 16th March 1897, educated at Towcester Grammar School, Northamptonshire

Official of the local Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) in Southall, (may have worked at AEC,Southall)

Involved in the Southall Labour League of Youth in the thirties

Southall Borough Councillor 1934-1945 and Mayor of Southall 1938-40

Member of Middlesex County Council 1946-1949

When he retired in 1966, Sid Bidwell became Labour MP for Southall

He secured a life peerage as Baron Pargiter of Southall

Died 16th January 1982