Thomas Watts (politician)

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Sir Thomas Watts (1 July 1868 – 3 June 1951) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester Withington from 1922 to 1923, and from 1924 to 1929. [1] He was knighted in 1928 Birthday Honours, for political and public services. [2]

Manchester Withington (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

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The 1928 Birthday Honours were appointments by King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The King, and were published in The London Gazette on 4 June 1928.

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References

  1. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN   0-900178-06-X.
  2. "No. 33390". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 June 1928. p. 3846.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alfred Deakin Carter
Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington
19221923
Succeeded by
Ernest Simon
Preceded by
Ernest Simon
Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington
19241929
Succeeded by
Edward Fleming