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George Lansbury was born on 22 February 1859. A Labour politician, he held the seat of Bow and Bromley in 1910, but in 1912 resigned to fight the seat as an Independent. He was re-elected in 1922 and held the seat until his death.
He was appointed Commissioner of Works by Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald in 1929 and became leader of the Labour Party in 1931, a position he held until 1935.
He was also the founder of the 'Daily Herald' newspaper and served as its editor between 1919 and 1923.
George Lansbury died in 1940, aged 81.