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Emanuel Shinwell

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Emanuel Shinwell (October 18, 1884-May 8, 1986) (familiarly known as Manny) was born in London, but moved with his Jewish family to Scotland. He was a Labour politician and was one of the leading figures of Red Clydeside.

An Independent Labour Party (ILP) member, he became a Member of Parliament in 1922, lost his seat in 1924, but was re-elected to the House of Commons in 1928. He became a critic of Ramsay MacDonald's National Government and in 1931 he lost his seat. He returned to the Commons in 1935, whereafter he campaigned vigourously, along with left-wingers such as Aneurin Bevan for the United Kingdom to support the Popular Front government in Spain against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. He became chairman of the Labour Party in 1942. He served in Clement Atlee's government after the Labour victory in 1945.

Shinwell was made Baron Shinwell in 1970 and died in 1986.