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 Emanuel Shinwell

Emanuel Shinwell

Birth
Spitalfields, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Death 8 May 1986 (aged 101)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 20316 · View Source
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British Government Official. Emanuel, Baron Shinwell was a notable Labour politician of the 20th Century. He was born in Spitalfields, London, but began work at the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society in 1909. His involvement with the 40 hours strike committee in 1919 led to his imprisonment for 5 months. He entered politics in 1922 becoming the Labour MP for Linlithgow, rising to become Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Mines (1924), Financial Secretary, War Office(1929-1930) and Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Mines (1930-1931). In 1935 he defeated Ramsey Macdonald in the election for Seaham. Lord Shinwell declined to serve in Churchill's wartime government, preferring to remain an independent backbencher, active in broadcasting and opposing ship production policy. During this time he was chairman of the Central Committee for Reconstruction. He joined the post-war Labour government as Minister of Fuel and Power and was given the task of nationalising the mines. The difficulties and failures of this task led to his demotion from the cabinet and transfer to Defence as Secretary of State for War (1947-1950). He returned to the cabinet as Minister of Defence (1950-1951), and maintained an interest in defence issues for the rest of his career.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emanuel Shinwell (18 Oct 1884–8 May 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20316, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .