Labour politician and Primitive MethodistPrimitive Methodism local preacher Local Preachers who died when preaching. Born at Coanwood, Northumberland, on 21 January 1876, the son of a coalminer, he also became a coalminer. He was elected a checkweighman and became Northumberland Miner‘s Agent. He was elected to Northumberland County Council and then in 1922 stood unsuccessfully for Hexham but was returned for Wansbeck in 1929 but lost the seat in 1931. He died on 1 December 1935.