Harold Finch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

House of Commons Miners' Group minutes 1942 and list of members of the group 1951; short-stories and prose, undated (20th century?).

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Josiah Finch was born in 1898, son of Josiah Finch, Esq. of Barry. In 1917 Harold Finch became a clerk in the Tredegar Valley District Miners' Office and later worked in the Compensations Department of the South Wales Miners' Federation (SWMF). He was a member of Mynyddislwyn Urban District Council 1922-1923 and was a Trades Union Official in the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Harold Finch was Labour MP for Bedwellty division of Monmouthshire from 1950 until his retirement in 1970 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office 1964-1966. In 1959-1960 he was opposition spokesman on Fuel and Power. Harold Finch was knighted in 1976.

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Related Material

This collection is a second deposit. Further material can be found at GB 217 SWCC : MNA/PP/34.