John William Sunderland

For other people named John Sunderland, see John Sunderland (disambiguation).

John William Sunderland (c. 1896 24 November 1945) was an English Labour Party politician.

After serving in the First World War, Sunderland became Secretary of the Todmorden Weavers Association, and a member of Lancashire County Council, serving as group leader.

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Preston at the July 1945 general election, defeating Randolph Churchill and Edward Cobb, but died in office 4 months later. He died suddenly at Barrow, near Whalley, Lancashire, while visiting a children's school, aged 49.[1]

See also


  1. The Times, 26 November 1945


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Cobb and
Randolph Churchill
Member of Parliament for Preston
Jul. 1945Nov. 1945
With: Samuel Segal
Succeeded by
Samuel Segal and
Edward Shackleton

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