George Warne
(1864-1916)

Died aged c. 52

George Henry Warne (15 December 1881 – 24 December 1928) was a British Labour Party politician. Born in Cramlington in Northumberland, Warne began working in a coal mine at the age of twelve. He became active in the Northumberland Miners' Association, and was elected as one of its trustees. He was also president of the Northumberland and Durham Miners' Approved Society. Warne was a supporter of the Labour Party, and was elected to Ashington Urban District Council in 1907, chairing it from 1919 to 1921. In 1919, he was also elected to Northumberland County Council. At the 1922 general election, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wansbeck constituency in Northumberland, which had previously been held by a Liberal. He was re-elected at the 1923 and 1924 general elections, and died in office in 1928, aged 47. At the resulting by-election, George Shield held the seat for Labour.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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On this site in 1899 George Warne 1864-1916 founded this hotel in part of York Terrace Warnes was Worthing's premier hotel famous visitors included King Edward VII King George V Emperor Haile Selassie and his family Winston Churchill General Montgomery General Eisenhower John Philip Sousa Warnes closed in 1985 burned down 1987

Marine Parade, Worthing, United Kingdom where they founded

In 1899 George Warne 1864-1916 an early motoring enthusiast promoted his new hotel as The Motorists' Mecca establishing the first hotel garage, or engine house, in England on this site in York road in 1900 The garage was demolished in 1947

Marine Parade, Worthing, United Kingdom where they worked (1899)