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Pete Curran

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Pete Curran

Person  Male  Born 28/3/1860  Died 14/2/1910

Categories: Politics & Administration

Countries: Scotland

Politician and trade unionist. Born Patrick Francis Curran in Glasgow, becoming known as Pete from an early age. He moved to London where he co-founded the the National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers. He took a leading role in the General Federation of Trade Unions, and became its chairman. After several unsuccessful attempts, he was eventually elected as an MP in the 1907 Jarrow by-election, only to lose the seat at the 1910 general election. Died at his home 1 Pretoria Avenue, where the plaque is.

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