Constructional Engineering Union

The Constructional Engineering Union (CEU) was a trade union representing steel erectors and other workers involved in steel construction in the United Kingdom.

Constructional Engineering Union
Merged intoAmalgamated Union of Engineering Workers
Founded1924
Dissolved1971
HeadquartersLower Marsh, London
Location
Members
5,500[1]
Key people
George House
AffiliationsTUC, STUC, NFBTO, Labour

HistoryEdit

The union was founded in 1924 as a section of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation (ISTC). It left the ISTC and became an independent union in 1930. In 1971, the union merged with the Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers to form the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, becoming the largely autonomous construction section of the new union.[2]

Election resultsEdit

The union sponsored a successful Labour Party candidate in several Parliamentary elections.

Election Constituency Candidate Votes Percentage Position
1964 general election Bothwell James Hamilton 27,556 60.4 1[3]
1966 general election Bothwell James Hamilton 27,166 61.0 1[4]
1970 general election Bothwell James Hamilton 26,431 54.7 1[5]

General SecretariesEdit

1924: George House
1939: Jack Stanley
1957: Ernie Patterson
1968: Eddie Marsden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Forty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, p.74
  2. ^ Eaton, Jack; Gill, Colin (1981). The Trade Union Directory. London: Pluto Press. pp. 92–95.
  3. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Third Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.158-180
  4. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.308-330
  5. ^ Labour Party, Report of the Sixty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Labour Party, pp.289-312

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