J. D. White
White was the nephew of Lord Overtoun.
|General election 1906: Dunbartonshire 
|Liberal||James Dundas White||7,404|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|
He was re-elected in January 1910.
|General election January 1910: Dunbartonshire 
|Liberal||James Dundas White||8,640|
In 1910 he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Pentland the Secretary of State for Scotland. He did not stand at the December 1910 general election.  He returned to the House of Commons seven months later, when he was elected at the Glasgow Tradeston by-election, 1911.
|Glasgow Tradeston by-election, 1911
|Liberal||James Dundas White||3,869|
|Conservative||John Henry Watts||1,086|
He was one of a group of radical Liberal MPs called the Single Taxers, who favoured land reform. They had some success in persuading Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George who integrated some of their views into his 1913-14 land campaign. White favoured the introduction of Land value taxation and wrote extensively on the subject. In 1912 when Thomas McKinnon Wood took over as Secretary of State for Scotland, White continued as his PPS. He remained as PPS to McKinnon Wood in his other roles until he left office in 1916. He was Chairman of one and member of several other Departmental Committees during the European War. At the general election in 1918, White did not receive the Coalition Coupon and was defeated by a Unionist supporter of Lloyd George's coalition government.
|General Election 14 December 1918: Glasgow Tradeston
|Unionist||Lt-Col. Vivian Leonard Henderson MC||12,250|
|British Socialist Party||James Dunlop McDougall||3,751||n/a|
|Liberal||James Dundas White||3,369|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||n/a|
In 1919 along with a number of other Single Taxers, he left the Liberal party and joined the Independent Labour Party. He did not contest the 1922 General election. At the 1923 General Election he contested Middlesbrough West.
|General Election 1923: Middlesbrough West
|Liberal||Walter Trevelyan Thomson||16,837||69.4|
|Labour||James Dundas White||7,413||30.6|
At the 1924 General Election he contested Glasgow Central.
|General Election 1924: Glasgow Central
|Unionist||Sir William Alexander||18,258||59.1|
|Labour||James Dundas White||12,617||40.9|
In 1926 he became disillusioned with the failure of the Labour party to commit to land reform and resigned from the Labour party. He did not contested any further parliamentary elections.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 536. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, op. cit., page 509
- Lloyd George, Liberalism and the Land By Ian Packer
- ‘WHITE, J(ames) Dundas’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 4 March 2014
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 599. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F.W.S. (1974)
- British parliamentary election results 1918–1949, F. W. S. Craig
- Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Dundas White
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire
1906 – December 1910
Arthur Acland Allen
|Member of Parliament for Glasgow Tradeston
1911 – 1918
Vivian Leonard Henderson
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