Page 8, 13th May 1955

13th May 1955
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Page 8, 13th May 1955 — CATHOLIC CANDIDATES

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ON Thursday last week Mr. Bernard Connelly was adopted as Parliamentary Labour candidate for Middlesbrough East. On the same day, his fourth child— a boy—was born.

Mr. Connelly, aged 32, has three other children. He was one of the founder members of Middlesbrough's Young Christian Workers and is a former president of the St. Philomena's section. Middlesbrough, and regional secretary.

He is a Knight of St. Columba and a member of the Catenian Association, the Catholic Social Guild and the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists.

He is a Cambridge M.A. i n economics.

During the war Mr. Connelly served as an ordinary seaman and later became a lieutenant in the R.N.V.R. He spent five years at sea in the principal theatres of war and was with the leading minesweepers on D Day.

More Catholic candidates in the General Election—in addition to those already mentioned in THE CATHOLIC HER/Or:I—are:

Mrs. Margaret Reid (Lab.) at Abingdon, Berks (see page 1).

Lt.-Col. Thomas F:vers (Lab.) at Harrogate. Col. Evers. aged 43. a member of St. Joseph's parish, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, is a member of the Dewsbury Council and the Dewsbury Irish National Club, of which his brother Patrick has been president.

He left school at 14 to help his mother with the family of 10. He was a bus conductor before the war and joined the Army as a private. He fought in the Near East and became Director of Army Welfare. first in Palestine, then in Egypt.

Mr. John Harvey (Con.) is opposing Mr. Attlee at East Walthamstow. He, too, comes from Ireland —he was born in 1920 in Londonderry.

As a wireless officer in the Merchant Navy he was in 13 naval actions at sea. He has travelled in 37 countries, is now general manager of a firm of lubricating oil distributors.

Mr. John Harvey is chairman of the Woodford Conservative Association and the Association of Prospective Conservative Candidates He has previously stood at Walthamstow East. He is married and has a five-year-old son.

Mr. Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson {Con.), an old Downside boy. is standing at Epsom. In the war he served with the Irish Guards and was mentioned in despatches: now he is a barrister. He is married and has several children.

Mr. Pat Bartley (Lab.) has been adopted for re-election at Chester1e-Street.

Mr. James Finnegan (Lab.) is standing at Whitley Bay. His opponent is Miss Irene Ward, who was M.P. for Tynemouth.

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