Allen, Clifford R. (1st Baron Allen of Hurtwood. The Rt. Hon.) - from United Kingdom

ID: 238175
Organization: FAB
Country of meeting: GBR in the year 1911-1912

Politician, leading member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), and prominent pacifist. Secretary and then General Manager of the Daily Citizen (1911-1915). He was Chairman of the No-Conscription Fellowship in the First World War, and was imprisoned as a conscientious objector three times. In 1917 he became so ill that he was released from prison where he set up house with Catherine Marshall who was also ill from overwork. Marshall hoped that their relationship would continue but Allen ended their partnership.

After the war he was Treasurer and Chairman of the Independent Labour Party between 1922 and 1926, Chairman of the New Leader between 1922 and 1926 and director of the Daily Herald between 1925 and 1930.

He was raised to the peerage as Baron Allen of Hurtwood, of Hurtwood in the County of Surrey, on 18 January 1932, to boost Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald's National Labour representation in the House of Lords. In 1934 he co-founded the Next Five Years Group seeking a progressive centre-left re-alignment in British politics.,_1st_Baron_Allen_of_Hurtwood

Activities in the Orangization:
Executive Committee 1912-1913