Arthur Skeffington

Arthur Massey Skeffington (4 September 1909 – 18 February 1971) was a British Labour Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for 23 years from 1945 until his death in 1971.

Educated at Streatham Grammar School and the University of London, Skeffington graduated with a BSc in Economics. He lectured in economics, was a member of the Fabian Society and was elected to the National Executive of the Labour Party.

At the 1935 general election he unsuccessfully contested the parliamentary seat of Streatham. He also failed to be elected when a by-election was held at Lewisham West in 1938.

During the Second World War he worked for the Board of Trade on concentration of industry and for the Ministry of Supply on the production of medical supplies.

Skeffington was elected at the 1945 general election as MP for Lewisham West, but lost his seat at the 1950 general election.

In 1950 he was elected to the London County Council to represent Peckham, holding the seat until 1958. he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1951.

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