|Member of Parliament|
30 May 1929 – 29 May 1953
|Preceded by||George Spencer|
|Succeeded by||William Warbey|
Frederick Seymour Cocks
25 October 1882
Darlington, County Durham, England, UK
|Died||29 May 1953 (aged 70)|
|Independent Labour Party|
|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.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Seymour Cocks
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
George Alfred Spencer
| Member of Parliament for Broxtowe
1929 – 1953
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