Ben Turner (politician)

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Sir Ben Turner (1863–1942) was an English trade unionist and Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Batley and Morley from 1922 to 1924 and from 1929 to 1931. He was a founder member of the Independent Labour Party in 1893.

Turner was Secretary of the Heavy Woollen district branch of the West Yorkshire Power-Loom Weavers Association.[1]

In 1928 Turner was President of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress at the time of the talks with Sir Alfred Mond. [2]

He served in the Government as Secretary for Mines for a year from 1929.

On the occasion of his Golden Wedding in 1934 Turner wrote a volume of poetry entitled "Rhymes, Verses and Poems from a Yorkshire Loom" (Pontefract, W.McGowan, 1934)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerald Ashburner France
Member of Parliament for Batley and Morley
19221924
Succeeded by
Walter Forrest
Preceded by
Walter Forrest
Member of Parliament for Batley and Morley
19291931
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Cornforth Robinson
Chair of the Labour Party
1911–1912
Succeeded by
George Henry Roberts
Trade union offices
Preceded by
J. R. Clynes and Alfred Henry Gill
Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
1910
With: William Brace
Succeeded by
James Crinion and George Henry Roberts
Preceded by
New position
Textiles Group representative on the General Council of the TUC
1921 – 1929
Succeeded by
Arthur Shaw
Preceded by
George Hicks
President of the Trades Union Congress
1928
Succeeded by
Ben Tillett