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
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.