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A Labour Veteran Retires.

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A Labour Veteran Retires. Mr Broadhurst, after more than a quarter of a century's service, is about to retire from Parliament. He commenced life as a stonemason, and after having served for some years as Parlia- mentary Secretary to the Trade Union Con- gress, Mr Gladstone appointed him Under Secretary of State in the Home Department, an office which he filled with distinction. As far back as 1888 he introduced a Bill for feeding poor school children. In 1884 he moved for the payment of election expenses. In 1883 he brought in a Bill for leasehold enfranchisement and the taxing of site value, but could not get four members to back it. He has lived to see these principles accepted by the Liberal party as a whole. The causes of his retirement were ill-health and heavy family bereavement. Mr Broadhurst believed payment of members to be sound in principle. As a labour member it is natural enough for him to advocate such a change, as it would no doubt increase very materially the number of labour represeuta- tivesin the House of Commons. But it is not at all likely that such a measure will be passed by the present Parliament, if ever. There is a strong feeling that a Bill for the purpose wouldsavour of class legislation: that it would prevent the leisured classes — whom Mr Gladstone considered the best fitted-from aspiring to the position of M.P. that it would bring into Parliament a preponderating number of a class of men not at all suited to act as legislators in a country where there is such a diversity of interests to be considered in the matter of wealth, property, and com- merce and labour, they say, is already ade- quately represented, and it is further consid- ered that labour members should be paid by the Trades Unions which they represent. c-Ic-w-a

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