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Hore-belisha Backed for Colonial Secretary Post

Leslie Hore-Belisha, formerly Financial Secretary of the British Treasury, was being boosted by certain groups today to fill the post of Colonial Secretary vacated yesterday by the resignation of J.H. Thomas.

The Evening Star, Liberal, said that adherents of Sir John Simon were backing Hore-Belisha’s appointment.

Others being mentioned for the post are William G. Ormsby-Gore, First Commissioner of Works, and Malcolm MacDonald, Dominions Secretary, who was Colonial Secretary for a short period prior to assuming his present portfolio.