Denis Pritt QC

Died aged c. 85

Denis Nowell Pritt, QC (22 September 1887 – 23 May 1972) was a British barrister and left-wing Labour Party politician. Born in Harlesden, Middlesex, he was educated at Winchester College and the University of London. A member of the Labour Party from 1918, he was a defender of the Soviet Union. In 1932, as part of G. D. H. Cole's New Fabian Research Bureau's expert commission of enquiry, he visited the Soviet Union, and, according to Margaret Cole, "the eminent KC swallowed it all". Pritt was expelled from the Labour Party in March 1940 following his support of the Soviet invasion of Finland. Pritt was characterised by George Orwell as "perhaps the most effective pro-Soviet publicist in this country".

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Socialist MP Denis Nowell Pritt 1887-1972 North Hammersmith 1935-1950

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