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Frederick Willey

Frederick Thomas Willey PC (13 November 1910 – 13 December 1987) was a British Labour politician.

Early life

Willey was educated at Johnston School and St John's College, Cambridge, and was called to the Bar in 1936. He worked as a barrister on the Northern Circuit.

His political career as an activist for social justice and other left-wing causes began in the 1930s, when he was the keynote speaker welcoming returning International Brigade volunteers to Sunderland.

Military career

During the Second World War Willey served with the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and was an officer of the Fire Brigades Union.

Parliamentary career

Willey was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Sunderland in 1945, when the Borough still sent two MPs to Parliament. In 1950 two-member constituencies were abolished and Willey was returned for the new constituency of [[Sunderland North (UK Parliament constituency)|Sunderland

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