Jack Jones (Silvertown MP)
In the 1914 Poplar by-election, Jones stood unsuccessfully for the British Socialist Party (BSP) - the successor of the SDF. As a supporter of World War I, he joined the National Socialist Party split from the BSP, which soon affiliated to the Labour Party. In the Coupon election, he stood against an official Labour candidate in Silvertown - the official candidate being an anti-war supporter of the Independent Labour Party. He became one of several National Socialist Party candidates elected, but the only one who stood for the party, rather than for the Labour Party. Despite this, he took the Labour Party whip in 1919.
He was a keen football and cricket fan, and his autobiography was entitled, "My Lively Life".
- Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III
- Who's Who 1938
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Joseph Jones
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Member of Parliament for Silvertown
|Trade union offices|
Margaret Bondfield and Samuel Finney
| Trades Union Congress representative to the American Federation of Labour
With: J. W. Ogden
J. H. Thomas and James Walker
| Mayor of West Ham