In the Labour landslide at the 1945 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North. He held the seat through six further general elections, before retiring from the House of Commons at the 1970 general election.
Hector was not only an esteemed politician. He fought for women's rights in the suffragette movement as well as the abolition of the death penalty. He was also a published a poet and wrote the national anthem for Ghana when they gained their independence.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hector Hughes
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