George Willey

(Octavius) George Willey (12 January 1886 – 12 July 1952)[1] was a Labour Party politician in England. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 until his death.

Willey first stood for Parliament at the 1923 general election in the Skipton constituency, but did not win a seat. He was unsuccessful again in Skipton at the 1924 election, and also in Birmingham West at the 1931 and 1935 general elections.[2]

He finally won a seat in the Labour landslide at the 1945 general election when he was elected for Cleveland; a seat which had only once before elected a Labour MP (in 1929).[2] He was re-elected in 1950 and 1951, but died in office in 1952, aged 66.[1]


  1. "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "c" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Bower
Member of Parliament for Cleveland
Succeeded by
Arthur Palmer

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