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Charles Edwards (Labour politician)


Sir Charles Edwards (19 February 1867 – 15 June 1954) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Edwards was elected at the 1918 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the newly created Bedwellty constituency in Monmouthshire. He held the seat until he retired from Parliament at the 1950 general election.

He was made a Privy Councillor in 1940, and from 1940 to 1942 he was government chief whip in the war-time Coalition Government.[1]


  1. ^ James Chuter Ede (1987). Labor and the Wartime Coalition: From the Diary of James Chuter Ede, 1941-1945. Historians' Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-9508900-3-6.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Bedwellty
Succeeded by
Sir Harold Finch
Political offices
Preceded by
David Margesson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
(Government Chief Whip)
(with James Stuart)

Succeeded by
James Stuart and
William Whiteley