John Robertson (Bothwell MP)

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Robertson in the mid 1900s

John Robertson MBE (1867 – 14 February 1926) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He began work in the coal mines as a boy of thirteen, eventually becoming Chairman of the Scottish Miners' Union, he was unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for the Bothwell constituency in Lanarkshire at the 1918 general election and was elected as Member of Parliament for the constituency in a 1919 by-election, holding the seat until his death.

He served as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, in the short-lived Labour government of 1924.

He was awarded the MBE in 1918.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David MacDonald
Member of Parliament for Bothwell
1919–1926
Succeeded by
Joseph Sullivan
Trade union offices
Preceded by
John Weir
Treasurer of the Scottish Miners' Federation
1908 – 1914
Succeeded by
William Adamson
Preceded by
Robert Smillie
President of the Scottish Miners' Federation
1918–1920
Succeeded by
Robert Smillie
Preceded by
A. B. Hall and Charles Hobson
Auditor of the Trades Union Congress
1919
With: Ben Smith
Succeeded by
Walter Smith and William Straker