James Dunn (British politician)

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James Anthony Dunn KSG (30 January 1926 – April 1985) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Dunn was educated at St. Theresa's School, Liverpool and the London School of Economics and became an engineer. He was a councillor on Liverpool City Council and served as secretary of Liverpool Co-operative Party. He was a counicllor for the ward of Kirkdale which was a very working class area that was moving from voting Conservative to voting for the Labour Party.

Dunn was elected Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Kirkdale in 1964. He was a government whip from 1974 to 1976, and junior Northern Ireland minister from 1976 to 1979.

In 1979 he was found guilty of theft.[1]

In 1981, Dunn was among the Labour MPs who defected to the new Social Democratic Party. In 1983, he left the House of Commons when his seat was abolished by boundary changes. He died at the age of 59 in 1985.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Norman Pannell
Member of Parliament for Liverpool Kirkdale
Constituency abolished