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
Majority
Turnout
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
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

References[edit]

  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
19311935
Succeeded by
George Garro-Jones