Monday, September 10, 2007

James Patrick Gardner MP

James Patrick Gardner was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1883, where he was a supporter of Joseph Devlin MP Nationalist MP for Belfast Falls and later Fermanagh & South Tyrone)

Gardner was eight years Chairman of West London Independent Labour Party (ILP), seven years active in London & South Eastern Divisional Council of the ILP Chairman of Hammersmith North Labour Party (elected in 1920) and local Labour Councillor 1919-1922

National Executive member of the Amalgamated Furnishing Trade Association, he was also an accomplished architectural sculptor

Labour Councillor Hammersmith 1919-1922 and 1928-1937

J.P. Gardner was elected MP for Hammersmith North at his second attempt in 1923-1924 and 1926-1931

Died 1937