Percy Lionel Shurmer
1890-1959 Politician and Philanthropist. MP for Sparkbrook 1945-1959.
Founder of the Shurmer Sparrows Parties for Children.
Lived at 140 Belgrave Road near here for the whole of his political life.
Percy Lionel Edward Shurmer (1888 - 29 May 1959) was a British Labour Party politician and postal worker.In the 1945 general election, he won the Birmingham Sparkbrook constituency from the Conservative Member of Parliament, Leo Amery. Shurmer held the seat until death some months before the 1959 general election, when it was regained by the Conservatives.