MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of People
Young, Robert (1872-1957)
Worked as locomotive engineer, 1888-1902. Attended Ruskin College, Oxford 1903; became a lecturer for the Amalgamated Society of Engineers; Assistant General Secretary, 1908; General Secretary, 1913-18. MP for Newton in Lancashire 1918-31 and 1935-50. Deputy Speaker during the 1924 and 1929 Labour governments. A keen temperance advocate; knighted in 1931.