Councillor George Thomas
A Treherbert trade union and political activist during the 1920s and 1930s. He was active in the Clerks Union and found himself persecuted in the clerical workers strike of 1920. A consequentially long period of unemployment followed.
Eventually, despite being hounded by the coal owners, he did find work and became a miners’ union lodge official.
He gained an education from at, and expulsion from the Central Labour College, although his role as a tutor/lecturer in the National Council Of Labour Colleges saw him expelled .
He was a campaigner for the Daily Worker and the Left Book Club and was eventually elected as a Communist councillor for Treherbert at the end of the Rhondda valley.
He latterly worked for the Ministry of Labour.