100 Years Ago – 10 June 1921

10 June 1921

The press reported that it was expected that the Delegate Conference of the Miners’ Federation would adopt the recommendation of the Executive to hold a ballot on the new terms of the Central Committee of the Mining Association.

The Labour Party candidate Walter Halls won the by-election in the Heywood and Radcliffe constituency, beating the coalition Liberal candidate Abraham England by 13,430 votes to 13,125 votes. Cornelius Pickstone also stood in the election, securing 5,671 votes for the Liberal party.

Documents were leaked which showed that the Soviet Union were seeking a trade deal with the Republic of Ireland.