- Arthur Harbord
Harbord was educated at the British School and at Winchester House School in
Great Yarmouth. He was married to Charlotte Belward and they had two daughters.
Harbord commenced his political career with his election to the Great Yarmouth
Board of Guardiansin 1894 and was its chairman for four years. In 1898 he won election to the Town Council, of which he was created an Aldermanin 1916. He served as Mayorof Great Yarmouth in 1917-18, 1918-19 and again from 1934-35. He was a Justice of the Peaceand served on many local government, other public and charitable committees ["Who was Who", OUP 2007] .
He was first elected
Member of Parliamentfor Great Yarmouth at the 1922 general election and won again in 1923. However he lost the seat in 1924. He won the division back at the 1929 general election.
In the Liberal split of September 1931 when
Sir John Simonformed the National Liberal group in Parliament to continue giving support to the National Government of prime minister Ramsay MacDonald, Harbord decided to leave the official Liberals led by Herbert Samueland join the Simonites. He held Great Yarmouth as a Liberal National at the 1931 general election and again in 1935. He represented the seat until his death in 1941 [The Times, 25.2.41] .
He was awarded the
CBEin 1935 for political and public service [The Times, 3.6.35] and knightedin 1939.
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