Percy Lionel Shurmer
politician, philanthropist, Founder of the Shurmer Sparrows Parties for Children, and Member of Parliament (1945-1959)
Died aged c. 69
Percy Lionel Edward Shurmer (1888 – 29 May 1959) was a British Labour Party politician and postal worker. In the 1945 general election, he won the Birmingham Sparkbrook constituency from the Conservative Member of Parliament, Leo Amery. Shurmer held the seat until death some months before the 1959 general election, when it was regained by the Conservatives. He is commemorated by a blue plaque, erected by Birmingham Civic Society on the school named after him, Percy Shurmer Academy, near his former home, at 140 Belgrave Road in Birmingham in 2009.DbPedia
Commemorated on 1 plaque
Percy Lionel Shurmer 1890-1959 Politician and Philanthropist. MP for Sparkbrook 1945-1959. Founder of the Shurmer Sparrows Parties for Children. Lived at 140 Belgrave Road near here for the whole of his political life.
Percy Shurmer Academy, Longmore Street, off Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they lived near