Ward, Reginald George (Reg) (b1924) labour politician and activist
ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Reginald George (Reg) Ward was born in Thanet in 1924 and was by trade a plumber. He had a long and distinuished career in local government, serving on the former Margate Borough Council for nearly 25 years and leading the Labour Group for much of that period. He was also member of Thanet District Council and was a Kent county councillor in the 1970s. In 1972, in recognition of his services, he was made a Freeman of the Borough of Margate. He also served as a governor of many Thanet schools and as Chairman of the Quarterdeck Youth Club.
He stood unsucessfully as Parliamentary candidate for Canterbury in 1955 and Ashford in 1959. He has represented the Labour Party at regional and national conferences and lectured for the Party at a number of schools. He was Chairman of the Kent Labour Party and the Thanet West CLP, and a member of the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society (later SE Retail CWS).
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers of labour politician and activist Reginald George (Reg) Ward (b 1924), including: election addresses, correspondence, Labour Party publications and newsletters from General and local elections in all areas of Kent, 1947-1997; papers and memorabilia regarding Ward's involvement with the local and national Labour Party, c1950-1997.
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