Thomas Ernest Newlands Trotter (10 November 1871 – 22 November 1932) was a British trade unionist.
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Born in Durham, Trotter was educated at the Fulwell School in Sunderland. Orphaned in his youth, he was brought up by an aunt and uncle. In 1886, he began working as a clerk for the Durham Miners' Association (DMA). Despite never working as a miner, he was elected as an agent for the union. In 1915, he became the DMA's treasurer, and served in the post until his death. He also served on the executive of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain on several occasions from 1916 to 1931.
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the south-west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a centre of pilgrimage in medieval England. The cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre. City of Durham is the name of the civil parish.
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|Trade union offices|
| Treasurer of the Durham Miners' Association |
1915 – 1932
Arthur Lummis Gibson and John Twomey
| Auditor of the Trades Union Congress |
With: Clement Stott
Arthur Lummis Gibson and E. Irwin