Holford Knight

George Wilfrid Holford Knight (23 April 1877 – 26 April 1936) was Liberal parliamentary candidate and later Labour Party MP for Nottingham South.

Knight was educated at the University of London before becoming a barrister with Middle Temple. He was attached to the Central Criminal Court from 1911 to 1930, and then served as Recorder of West Ham from 1930 to 1937.[1]

He first fought Wokingham in January 1910, and Bromley in 1918, both as a Liberal. He then moved to the Labour Party, contesting Hackney South twice in 1922, and Plymouth Devonport in 1924.[1] He won Nottingham South for Labour from the Conservatives in 1929, held the seat as a National Labour candidate in 1931, but stood down in 1935.[2]


  1. ^ a b Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1979). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. III. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 200. ISBN 0855273259.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
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Preceded by Member of Parliament for Nottingham South
Succeeded by