Charles Ainsworth (politician)
He was born at Ingol, near Preston, Lancashire. Following a private education, he entered the family textile business of Charles Ainsworth and Company Limited, of which he eventually became chairman and managing director. He married Clara Middlemost in 1902, and they had three children.
In the First World War he served in the Middle East as an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers. Following demobilisation in 1918, he was to maintain his connection with the regiment, becoming the commanding officer of the 5th (Territorial) Battalion from 1928–1933, and being awarded the brevet rank of colonel.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Obituary: Colonel C. Ainsworth, The Times, 12 April 1956, p.14
- Primrose League, The Times, 12 May 1931, p.9
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Ainsworth
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Sir George Toulmin
|Member of Parliament for Bury
1918 – 1935
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