John George Burnett

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John George Burnett in 1931 by Lafayette © National Portrait Gallery

John George Burnett, OBE (1876–1962) was Unionist Party (Scotland) MP for Aberdeen North from 1931 to 1935, defeating William Wedgwood Benn in the 1931 election.[1] He was awarded his O.B.E in the New Years Honours List of 1946 for his services as County Army Welfare Officer for Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire.[2]

General Election 1931: Aberdeen North[3] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John George Burnett 22,931
Labour William Wedgwood Benn 8,853
Communist H. Crawford 3,980
Unionist gain from Labour Swing

He lost his seat in 1935 to Mr George M. Garro-Jones (Labour)[4]

General Election 1935: Aberdeen North [5] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Garro-Jones 16,952
Unionist John George Burnett 13,990
Ind. Labour Party A. F. Macintosh 3,871
Labour gain from Unionist Swing


  1. ^ "Obituary:J G Burnett". The Times (1). London. 22 Jan 1962. col 1, p. 17. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "No. 37412". The London Gazette (Supplement). 09 Jan 1946. p. 276.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  4. ^ The Times, 16 Nov 1935 page viii, General Election Results
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Wedgwood Benn
Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North
Succeeded by
George Garro-Jones