|Member of the Australian Parliament
13 December 1919 – 16 December 1922
|Preceded by||Edwin Yates|
|Succeeded by||Edwin Yates|
4 February 1871|
Norwood, South Australia
|Died||9 August 1945
Glenelg, South Australia
|Political party||Labor (1907–17)
|Spouse(s)||Alice Clara Gates|
Blundell was born in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood and educated at Norwood Public School. He married Alice Clara Gates in 1894. He joined the Tobacco Twisters' Union and was its secretary for eight years. He became secretary of the United Trades and Labour Council of South Australia and was its president in 1905.
Blundell was elected to the House of Assembly seat of Adelaide at a by-election in 1907, representing the Australian Labor Party. On the election of Crawford Vaughan's government in 1915, he became minister of industry, mines and marine. In 1917, he left the Labor Party due to the split over conscription and joined the National Labor Party and was minister for repatriation, agriculture and industry in Archibald Peake's government until his defeat at the 1918 election. At the 1919 election, he was elected as a Nationalist to the federal seat of Adelaide, but was defeated at the 1922 election.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Adelaide
1919 – 1922