UK 28 March 2014 The Returning Officer: Nottingham West Print HTML Thomas O’Brien was Labour MP for Nottingham West (1945-50 and 1955-59) and Nottingham North West (1950-55). In 1915, he lied about his age to enlist and fought in the Dardanelles. His Labour predecessor, Arthur Hayday (1918-31 and 1935-45), started working at the age of nine, including time in the merchant marine. He was elected in 1918 as a Labour supporter of the war. Hayday had at least 17 children. His son Harold, who also served in the merchant marine, drowned in 1917. Hayday lost in 1931 to the Tory Arthur Cecil Caporn, who had served in the Royal Field Artillery until he was invalided out in 1916. He then transferred to intelligence work. › Leader: We need a progressive contract, not conflict between the generations Subscribe This article first appeared in the 19 March 2014 issue of the New Statesman, Russia's Revenge More Related articles For the first time in my life I have a sworn enemy – and I don’t even know her name Euston has to be the most horrible station in London, especially before ten in the morning Calais Jungle: What will happen to child refugees when they leave?