Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1944-45 (Labour)
Born: Haslingden, Lancashire 21 August 1885
Died: Farnworth 21 December 1970
Son of Thomas Cannell, a policeman - originally from the Isle of Man.
Represented Central Ward 1939-50.
Chairman of the Water Committee, Streets Committee and the Road Safety Sub-Committee.
Represented Horwich on the County Fire Service Committee. He was responsible for allowing Horwich Loco Works Fire Brigade to cover the town of Horwich in 1950 saving annually £7,500.
Lead the Town's efforts to raise money for the Merchant Navy Comforts Service Fund in the Second World War.
His son was a prisoner of War in the Second World War.
Treasurer of Horwich Labour Party and a
member of the AEU.
On the Board of Management of Horwich Co-operative Society.