Thomas Urwin (politician)

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Thomas William Urwin (9 June 1912 – 14 December 1985) was a British Labour Party politician.

Urwin worked as a trade union organiser and was divisional secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers.[ citation needed ] He served as a councillor on Houghton-le-Spring Urban District Council, latterly as chairman from 1954 until 1955. [1]

Urwin was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Houghton-le-Spring from 1964 to 1983. He was a minister for Economic Affairs from 1968 to 1969, and for Local Government and Regional Planning from 1969 to 1970. [2]

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References

  1. "Houghton-le-Spring: Houghton Urban District Council Chamber in the Old Rectory". www.houghtonlespring.org.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  2. Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1966 & 1979
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Houghton-le-Spring
19641983
Constituency abolished
(see Houghton & Washington)