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Thomas Cape MBE (5 October 1868 in Cockermouth, Cumberland – 1947) was the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Workington from 1918 to 1945.

Before entering the House of Commons, Thomas Cape, son of William Cape, worked as a miner for twenty-five years between the ages of 13 and 38. He became General Secretary of the Cumberland Miners Association, and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1917.[1] He died in 1947.[2]


Cape, whose father had also worked as a miner, married Dinah Hodgson in 1890: the marriage produced four recorded sons and three recorded daughters. One son being killed in action WW1 1918.[3]


  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1922, p. 143
  2. ^ 'Obituary', The Times, 7 November 1947
  3. ^ Who's Who 1938. London: A & C Black. 1938. I.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Workington
Succeeded by
Fred Peart
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Andrew Sharp
General Secretary of the Cumberland Miners' Association
Succeeded by
Tom Stephenson