William Carter (Mansfield MP)

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William Carter (12 June 1862 – 29 February 1932) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Carter was born in Mansfield, and became a coal miner before winning election as checkweighman, he also became active in the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association (NMA), serving as its president in 1909, and later becoming a full-time official. He also served on the executive of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.[1]

Carter was a supporter of the Labour Party, and was elected to Mansfield Town Council. During World War I, he served on the Local Appeals Tribunal, he was elected at the 1918 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, but was defeated at the 1922 general election by the Liberal Party candidate, Albert Bennett.[1]

Carter did not stand for Parliament again, instead returning to the NMA, he was elected as general secretary of the union in 1926, serving until his death in 1932.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1979). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. III. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 57. ISBN 0855273259.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Seely
Member of Parliament for Mansfield
Succeeded by
Albert James Bennett
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Charles Bunfield
President of the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association
Succeeded by
John E. Whyatt
Preceded by
George Alfred Spencer
General Secretary of the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association
Succeeded by
Val Coleman