Thomas Groves

Thomas Edward Groves (1884 – 29 May 1958)[1] was a British Labour Party politician.

He was elected at the 1922 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford division of West Ham, and held the seat until 1945. He had wanted to stand again at the 1945 general election, but his name was not sent on to the selection conference which chose Henry Nicholls as the Labour Party candidate. Groves announced that his son would stand as an independent candidate, but when his son withdrew he stood for re-election, and was promptly expelled from his local Labour Party.[2]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 21 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 274. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Leonard Lyle
Member of Parliament for Stratford
Succeeded by
Henry Nicholls