Morgan Phillips

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Date of Birth June 18, 1902
Place of Birth Wales
Date of Death Jan 15, 1963 (60)
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Morgan Walter Phillips was a colliery worker and trade union activist who became the General Secretary of the British Labour Party, involved in two of the party's election victories.

About Morgan Phillips

Twentieth-century political activist who fought on behalf of trade unions and served as the British Labour Party's General Secretary. He fought to illumine middle-class aspirations to wealth and attacked too much importance places on nationalisation.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at the age of twelve to work for a coal mining company. Six years later, he joined the Labour Party.


He led International Socialist Committee conferences beginning in the mid-1940s.

Family Life

He and his wife, Norah Lusher, had a daughter and a son. His daughter, Gwyneth, and his son-in-law, John Dunwoody, both became Labour Party members of the British Parliament.


Phillips' contemporary and fellow Labour Party member, Clement Attlee, led the party from 1935-1955 and served as British Prime Minister from 1945-1951.

Information related to Morgan Phillips

  • Coal miners
  • Members of Fulham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Presidents of the Socialist International
  • Welsh socialists
  • Welsh miners
  • Welsh Labour politicians
  • Councillors in Greater London
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Latest information about Morgan Phillips updated on October 30, 2020.

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