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Edward Rosslyn Mitchell

Edward Rosslyn Mitchell was born in Scotland on 16th May 1863. He became a solicitor in 1904 and was a member of the Glasgow Town Council (1909-1925).

Initially, a member of the Liberal Party, Mitchell later joined the Independent Labour Party and began working closely with other socialists in Glasgow including John Wheatley, Emanuel Shinwell, James Maxton, David Kirkwood, Campbell Stephen, William Gallacher, John Muir, Tom Johnston, Neil Maclean, George Hardie, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

In the 1922 General Election Mitchell was elected to the House of Commons for Glasgow Central. Also successful were several other militant socialists based in Glasgow including David Kirkwood, John Wheatley, Campbell Stephen, Emanuel Shinwell, James Maxton, John Muir, Tom Johnston, Neil Maclean, George Hardie, George Buchanan and James Welsh.

Mitchell retired for Parliament at the 1929 General Election. but continued to be an active member of the Glasgow Town Council. Edward Rosslyn Mitchell died on 31st October 1965.