UK 20 March 2014 The Returning Officer: Camberwell North Print HTML Cecil Manning was a Labour MP for Camberwell North (1944-50). A borough and LCC councillor, he had lost an arm during the First World War while serving in the London Regiment. The first Labour MP for the seat, Charles Ammon, had won a 1922 by-election caused by the resignation of the Tory Henry Newton Knights, who had disappeared after a nervous breakdown and was then declared bankrupt. In the general elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, Ammon’s opponent was Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, who had commanded the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and later the Women’s Royal Air Force.Stephen Brasher › The House of Cards school of political ambition is flawed Subscribe This article first appeared in the 12 March 2014 issue of the New Statesman, 4 years of austerity More Related articles Watch: The evidence Nigel Farage said money sent to the EU should go to the NHS Live blog: Jeremy Corbyn hit by shadow cabinet revolt Hilary Benn has been sacked. What happens now?