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John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), Trade unionist and politician; MP for Battersea

Sitter in 30 portraits
Labour leader and politician; left school at ten and became an active trades unionist as an apprentice engineer; joined Social Democratic Foundation in 1885. Elected MP in 1892 but refused to join the Independent Labour Party and moved towards the liberals; became member of cabinet as President of the Local Government Board 1905-14, and of the Board of Trade, 1914; resigned in opposition to the war and took no further part in public life.

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John Elliott Burns

by Reginald Haines
bromide print, circa 1913
NPG x4926


John Elliott Burns

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x4925


John Elliott Burns

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, circa 1920
NPG x4924


John Elliott Burns

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, circa 1920
NPG x4927


John Elliott Burns

after Frederick Drummond Niblett ('Nibs')
coloured print, published 1907
NPG D9536


John Elliott Burns

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG x4921


John Elliott Burns

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6453


John Elliott Burns ('Statesmen, No, 603.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 October 1892
NPG D44616