Thomas Williams (Kennington MP)

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Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Samuel Beauchamp Williams (1877 – 7 July 1927) [1] was a British physician of the Indian Medical Service, and a Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kennington division of Lambeth from 1923 to 1924. [1]



In 1902, he passed out from the Army Medical School, Punjab, and gained the rank of Lieutenant in the Indian Medical Service. He reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, a brevet promotion in the Indian Medical Service in 1917, [2] serving through the First World War. In 1922, he criticised the hospitals policy of the British Medical Association from the Labour Party point of view. [3]

Williams first stood for Parliament at the 1922 general election in Bridgwater division of Somerset, where came a poor third with only 6.7% of the votes. [4] At the 1923 general election he stood in Kennington, a Conservative-held seat which he won [5] with a majority of 2.4% of the votes. [6] However, he was defeated at the next general, election in October 1924 by the Conservative candidate George Harvey, [6] and polled a poor third at the June 1925 by-election in Eastbourne, [7] after which he did not stand again.

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  1. 1 2 Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Supplement 942". British Medical Journal. 1 (3206): S221–S228. 1922. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.3206.s221. PMC   2416320 .
  4. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 454. ISBN   0-900178-06-X.
  5. "No. 32897". The London Gazette . 11 January 1924. p. 362.
  6. 1 2 Craig, page 34
  7. Craig, page 480

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