Ernest Thornton

Mr Ernest Thornton

Rush ID: 8509

Details

Born:
18 May 1905
Died:
5 February 1992
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Textile worker
Election occupation:
Trade union official
Parentage:
Charles Thornton, of Burnley, Lancashire, and Margaret Whittaker
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Parliamentary Secretary
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8509
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5393892
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. THORNTON, Ernest (1905-1992)

Constituencies

  1. Farnworth

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1952*
    Date of election: 27 November 1952
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1970
    Date of exit: 18 June 1970
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Parliamentary Secretary 1964-1966

    Ministry of Labour

Schools

  1. Walverden Council School, Nelson, Lancashire

Marriages

  1. Ingham, Evelyn

    Year: 1930

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    NEC 1962-1963

Local governments

  1. Rochdale Borough Council

    member

    1933-1947

    Mayor 1942-1943

Trade unions

  1. United Textile Factory Workers' Association officer

    General Secretary 1943-1953

  2. Amalgamated Weavers' Association officer

    President 1960-1964