Open main menu

William Foster (British politician)

  (Redirected from William Foster (UK politician))

William Foster (12 January 1887 – 2 December 1947) was a British Labour Party politician.

He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wigan in a by-election in 1942, following the death of sitting Labour MP John Parkinson.

Foster was re-elected at the 1945 general election, but died aged 60 in 1947, before completing his first full term in parliament. In the subsequent by-election in 1948, the seat was held for Labour by Ronald Williams.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Parkinson
Member of Parliament for Wigan
1942–1947
Succeeded by
Ronald Williams