Thomas Walter Grundy

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Thomas Walter Grundy (1864 28 January 1942) was an English Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rother Valley. [1]

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom which has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists. The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights.

Rother Valley (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Rother Valley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1983 by Kevin Barron, a member of the Labour Party.

Grundy worked as a coal miner before winning election as a checkweighman. He became active in the Yorkshire Miners' Association, and also in the Labour Party. He was elected to Rotherham School Board in 1893, then Rotherham Borough Council in 1900, serving as Mayor of Rotherham in 1915/16. [2]

Checkweighman

A checkweighman is a person who is responsible for weighing coal or another mined substance, and thereby determining the payment due to each worker.

Yorkshire Miners Association

The Yorkshire Miners' Association was a British trade union. It is now an integral part of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Rotherham town in South Yorkshire, England

Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, which together with its conurbation and outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with a recorded population of 257,280 in the 2011 census. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, its central area is on the banks of the River Don below its confluence with the Rother on the traditional road between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham was well known as a coal mining town as well as a major contributor to the steel industry.

Grundy stood in Rother Valley at the 1918 UK general election, and held the seat until he stood down in 1935. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1979). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. III. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 142. ISBN   0855273259.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Rother Valley
1918 1935
Succeeded by
Edward Dunn