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Frederick Seymour Cocks, CBE (25 October 1882 – 29 May 1953) was a British Labour MP).

Seymour Cocks

Member of Parliament
for Broxtowe
In office
30 May 1929 – 29 May 1953
Preceded byGeorge Spencer
Succeeded byWilliam Warbey
Personal details
Frederick Seymour Cocks

(1882-10-25)25 October 1882
Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
Died29 May 1953(1953-05-29) (aged 70)
Political partyLabour
Other political
Independent Labour Party
External image
Photographic portrait of Cocks in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Taken by Walter Stoneman, 13 January 1950.

Born in Darlington, Cocks was educated at Plymouth College and became a journalist. He joined the Independent Labour Party and wrote several tracts for the party and for the Union of Democratic Control. He stood unsuccessfully for Maidstone at the 1923 general election. He was elected to the safe seat of Broxtowe at the 1929 general election.

After World War II, it was revealed that he had been placed on the 'Special Search List G.B' of prominent subjects to be arrested by the Nazis; in the event that they had succeeded in invading Britain. He was the author of a biography of fellow Labour Party member E. D. Morel, E.D. Morel, The Man and his work.

Cocks remained as the MP for Broxtowe until his death in Hendon in 1953, aged 70.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Alfred Spencer
Member of Parliament for Broxtowe
Succeeded by
William Warbey