John Birchall

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Major Sir John Dearman Birchall TD (26 September 1875 – 6 January 1941[1]) was a British soldier and Conservative Party politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds North East at the 1918 general election,[2] and held his seat in the House of Commons for 22 years until he resigned on 8 February 1940 through appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[3]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 162. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Leeds North East
Succeeded by
John Craik-Henderson