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Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest

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Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest, (10 March 1877 – 20 August 1960) was a British author, journalist, doctor and Labour Party politician. Early life Haden-Guest was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, the son of Catharine Anna (née Johnson) and Alexander Haden-Guest, a doctor and surgeon of Manchester who was an active worker for the Left. He was educated first at William Hulme's Grammar School, then studied medicine at Owens College, Manchester and the London Hospital. Career Haden-Guest served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II, being awarded the Military Cross. He was the founder of the Anglo-French Committee of the Red Cross. He was a member of the London County Council for Woolwich East (1919–1922). He was a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark North from 1923 until 1927 when he resigned in protest at Labour's opposition to sending troops to Shanghai. He unsuccessfully contested Wycombe in the 193
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