Agricultural wages champion Bert Hazell dies

A former MP who helped set up the Agricultural Wages Board has died in his 102nd year.

Bert Hazell entered the House of Commons as a Labour MP in 1964, aged 57, where he championed agricultural wages and conditions and rural transport.

The Agricultural Wages Board was seen as a big step forward for farm workers, as it offered them protection they had not enjoyed before.

Bert Hazell was also the Norfolk secretary of the Farm Servants' Union before it was swallowed up by the National Union of Agricultural Workers.

Hazell was MP for North Norfolk between 1964 to 1970, won an MBE in 1946 and a CBE in 1962. He married in 1936 and had one daughter.


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