Glenvil Hall

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William George Glenvil Hall PC (4 April 1887 – 13 October 1962), known as Glenvil Hall, was a British barrister and Labour politician.

He was elected at the 1929 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth Central, but lost his seat two years later at the 1931 election, when Labour split over the formation of the National Government.

He returned to the House of Commons in 1939, at a by-election in the Colne Valley constituency, and held the seat until he died in office in 1962, aged 75.

In Clement Attlee's post-war government, he served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1945 to 1950, and was made a Privy Councillor in 1947. After leaving government in 1950, he served as chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP)'s liaison committee, a position equivalent to the current role of Chairman of the PLP.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Harry Seymour Foster
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth Central
19291931
Succeeded by
Ralph Beaumont
Preceded by
Ernest Marklew
Member of Parliament for Colne Valley
19391962
Succeeded by
Patrick Duffy
Political offices
Preceded by
Osbert Peake
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1945 – 1950
Succeeded by
Douglas Jay