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George Ward (Liberal politician)

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George Ward

Member of Parliament
for Bosworth
In office
Preceded byGuy Paget
Succeeded byRobert Gee
Personal details
Born14 January 1879
Barwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Died3 December 1951
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Emily Haydon
EducationBarwell National School
OccupationBoot and Shoe Manufacturer

George Ward JP (14 January 1879 – 3 December 1951) was a British Liberal Party politician and boot manufacturer.


Ward was educated at Barwell National School in Leicestershire. On 10 June 1905 he married Emily Haydon. In business Ward was a highly successful Boot and Shoe Manufacturer but he also served in local politics as a Parish, District and County Councillor, later an Alderman and as a Justice of the Peace. In 1923 he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosworth. He held the seat until the 1924 election.[1][2]

He died in Hinckley aged 72, when his address was Rosslyn, Barwell, near Leicester.[2]


In his Will, George Ward left his former home, the Cedars to the people of Barwell, which was used as an educational establishment for a number of years, until it was vacated in 2002 due to subsidence problems.[3] After a number of years, the George Ward Community Centre was opened in the village using the money from the sale of the Cedars, and was so-named in honour of George Ward's contribution to the village.


  1. ^ The Life and Times of George Ward of Barwell (1879-1951) at
  2. ^ a b WARD, George, in Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1920–2008), online edition by Oxford University Press, December 2007 (subscription site)
  3. ^ Barwell Community Centre Leaflet

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Guy Paget
Member of Parliament for Bosworth
Succeeded by
Robert Gee
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