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Herbert James Lowton Lygoe (1895-1968) was a Labour Party politician active in the Islington area.

Lygoe was employed by the General Post Office, appointed as a temporary postman in November 1911 and becoming a paper keeper in April 1913.[1][2] He was subsequently described as a "civil servant" and by 1932 he was resident in Upper Holloway and was a trustee of the North Islington Divisional Labour Party.

A long-term alderman on Islington Borough Council from the 1930s, he served as Mayor of Islington for 1940-41.

He was subsequently a member of the London County Council elected unopposed 5 July 1956, and re-elected 1958 and 1961 for Islington South West. Vice chairman of the London County Council for 1962-63.

He was awarded the MBE in 1955 and the OBE in 1963.[3][4]


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