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The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Ross M. Martin


This book tells the story of a nine-year-old cotton weaver who went on to carve out two extraordinary careers for himself. In the first, David Shackleton became a truly dominating presence in the Edwardian trade union movement, was the third MP to be elected under the banner of the Labour Party, and played a critical role in the infancy of the party. His second career, begun at Winston Churchill's prompting in 1910, took him to the summit of the British civil service and to active participation in the deliberations of Lloyd George's War Cabinet. Prominent union officials have frequently become ... More

Keywords: David Shackleton, trade union movement, Labour Party, MP, Winston Churchill, civil service, Lloyd George, War Cabinet, permanent secretary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239444
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313455


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross M. Martin, author