Robert Taylor (Morpeth MP)

Robert John Taylor (1881 – 19 July 1954) was a British Labour Party politician.

Born in Blyth, Northumberland, Taylor became a coal miner and then a checkweighman. He became active in the Labour Party, serving on Blyth Council from 1935 until 1938, and also on Northumberland County Council.[1]

He was elected at the 1935 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Morpeth constituency in Northumberland, and held the seat until his death in 1954, aged 73.

In Clement Attlee's post-war Labour Government, he was a Lord of the Treasury from 1945 to 1951, serving as Deputy Chief Whip from 1946.[2] After Labour's defeat at the 1951 general election, he was appointed in 1952 as a Privy Counsellor.

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  1. ^ Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. Vol. IV. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 362.
  2. ^ Junior Government Appointments. The Times, 1 April 1946.

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