Chairman of Farnworth Urban District Council: 1928-30 (Labour)
Was for 21 years an official of the local branch of the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers.
Represented South Ward
He was a member of every Committee except Maternity and Child Welfare.
He was active in the Co-operative world and worked as Propaganda Secretary of the ILP.
"He was once referred to as the Stormy Petrel of the Council" - George Tomlinson.