Ellen Wilkinson

Miss Ellen Cicely Wilkinson

Rush ID: 9234

Details

Born:
8 October 1891
Died:
6 February 1947
Birth place:
Manchester, U.K.
Gender:
Female
Ethnicity:
Unknown
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
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
9234
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332751
Parliament 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, Manchester

Marriages

  1. Unknown, not married

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

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

  2. Communist Party member

    founder member

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