William Proctor (British politician)

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William Thomas Proctor (1896 – 13 January 1967) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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Proctor worked as a railway guard, and was secretary of the Pontypool branch of the National Union of Railwaymen and was a member of the Monmouthshire County Council. [1] He was elected at the 1945 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Eccles, and held the seat until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1964 election.

Pontypool town in south east Wales

Pontypool is a town that is home to approximately 36,000 people in the county borough of Torfaen, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire in South Wales.

National Union of Railwaymen

The National Union of Railwaymen was a trade union of railway workers in the United Kingdom. The largest railway workers' union in the country, it was influential in the national trade union movement.

Monmouthshire (historic) one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales

Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth, is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county. It corresponds approximately to the present principal areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Torfaen, and those parts of Caerphilly and Cardiff east of the Rhymney River.

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  1. "Obituary: Mr W. T. Proctor". The Times . 16 January 1967. p. 12.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Robert Cary, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Eccles
19451964
Succeeded by
Lewis Carter-Jones