George Wardle

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George Wardle

George James Wardle CH (15 May 1865 - 18 June 1947) was a British politician. He was editor of the Railway Review[1] and, in 1906, was elected a Labour Member of Parliament for Stockport. At the 1916 Labour Party conference, he made a speech which resulted in the conference passing resolutions as to the party stand on World War I, something the party leader Ramsay MacDonald had failed to establish.[1] He was a founding member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1917, and between 1917 and 1919 he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade. In the 1918 General Election he successfully stood for election as a Coalition Labour candidate. He resigned as a Member of Parliament on 9 March 1920 by becoming Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "BRITISH LABORITES PUT LOYALTY FIRST; Vote Overwhelmingly to Accept the Government's Military Service Bill" (PDF). The New York Times. January 27, 1916. Retrieved 2009-01-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Leigh
Beresford Valentine Melville
Member of Parliament for Stockport
With: James Duckworth 1906–1910
Spencer Leigh Hughes 1910–1920
Succeeded by
William Greenwood
Henry Fildes
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Crawford Anderson
Chair of the Labour Party
1916 – 1917
Succeeded by
W. F. Purdy
Political offices
Preceded by
George Henry Roberts
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
1917 – 1919
Succeeded by
William Bridgeman