Saturday, October 15, 2016

Labour MP Acton - Joseph Sparks

Joseph Sparks born Tiverton Devon 1901
Election agent Barnstaple 1923 and Taunton 1924
Moved to London and worked as a clerk at Paddington Station in the employ of the Great western Railway
Secretary of the South Kensington Labour Party. He entered local politics at Acton and was a member of both Acton Borough Council and Middlesex County Council. He was Mayor of Acton in 1957-58. he was also President of the London Region of the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR)

Paddington NUR

He made three unsuccessful attempts to enter the Commons, standing at Taunton in 1929 and Chelmsford in 1931 and Buckingham in 1935

Elected MP for Acton 1945