Ellen Wilkinson

Miss Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

Rush ID: 9234

Details

Born:
8 October 1891
Died:
6 February 1947
Birth place:
Manchester, UK
Gender:
Female
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Ethnic minority:
No
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Trade Union official
Election occupation:
Trade Union official
Parentage:
Richard Wilkinson and his wife Ellen
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
Highest Office:
Cabinet Minister
Who's Who volume:
4
Education level:
Graduate

References

Rush ID:
9234
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332751
Parliament ID:
Not set
Beamish Person ID:
Not set
They work for you ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WILKINSON, Ellen (1891-1947)

Constituencies

  1. Jarrow

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re Entry
    Year of exit: 1947*
    Date of exit: 6 February 1947
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: NUDAW
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Middlesbrough East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First Entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: NUDAW
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: Thu 6th Dec 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1929-1931

    to Susan Lawrence, as Parliamentary Secretary at Ministry of Health

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1940

    Ministry of Pensions

  3. Parliamentary Secretary 1940-1945

    Ministry of Home Security

  4. Minister for Education 1945-1947

Higher education

  1. University of Manchester

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Stretford Road Secondary School

Marriages

  1. Unknown, not married

Parties

  1. Communist Party Member

    founder member

  2. Labour Party Member

    NEC member 1927-1929, 1937-1947; Party Chairman 1944.

Political organisations

  1. National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies Officer

    1913-1914

    National Organiser

  2. Co-operative movement Member

Local governments

  1. Manchester City Council

    Member

    1923-1926

Trade unions

  1. National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers Officer

    1915-

    National Organiser

Clubs

  1. National Trades Union Club