William Lunn

For other people named William Lunn, see William Lunn (disambiguation).

William Lunn (1 November 1872 17 May 1942) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected at the 1918 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the newly created Rothwell constituency in West Yorkshire, and held the seat until he died in office in 1942, aged 69.

In 1924, Lunn served in Ramsay MacDonald's short-lived First Labour Government as Secretary for Overseas Trade, a junior ministerial post subordinate to the President of the Board of Trade.

When the Second Labour Government took office in June 1929, Lunn was appointed as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. He was moved in December that year to the post of Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, and held that position until the formation of the National Government in August 1931.

Election literature

Election literature of William Lunn
Campaign Flyer 1918 Sheet 1 
Campaign Flyer 1918 Sheet 2 
Campaign Flyer 1924 Sheet 1 
Campaign Flyer 1924 Sheet 2 
Campaign Flyer 1924 Sheet 3 
Campaign Flyer 1924. A Word to the Women 
Campaign Flyer 1929 Sheet 1 
Campaign Flyer 1929 Sheet 2 
Campaign Flyer 1929 Sheet 3 


Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Rothwell
Succeeded by
Thomas Judson Brooks
Political offices
Preceded by
Albert Buckley
Secretary for Overseas Trade
Succeeded by
Arthur Samuel
Preceded by
William Ormsby-Gore
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
Succeeded by
Drummond Shiels
Preceded by
Arthur Ponsonby
Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Succeeded by
Malcolm MacDonald

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