Socialist from Conisbrough – County Council Election Candidate

March 1955

South Yorkshire Times, March 26, 1955

Socialist from Conisbrough

County Council Election Candidate

Mr. Paul Michael Carmody, of the well-known Conisbrough family, will contest a seat as the Labour candidate in the forthcoming Nottinghamshire county council elections.

Mr. Carmody whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carmody lived in the Burcroft cottage, Conisbrough, has been a member of Newark Town Council for the past two years and was the first socialist to gain a seat on this authority.

Educated at St Albans’s Catholic school, Denaby, he worked underground at Cadeby colliery until the outbreak of the last war when he joined the Royal Artillery. Starting in the ranks he gained a commission and saw service in North West Europe and the Far East.

After his demobilisation in 1946 he took up a welfare post with an organisation responsible for rehabilitating some of the stateless persons of Europe, and eventually moved to Newark in 1948 to take charge of an agriculture hostel. In 1949 joined the staff of the British Electricity Authority at Staythorpe where he is still employed. Mr. Carmody is married but has no family.