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Barnett Janner, Baron Janner (20 June 1892 – 4 May 1982) was a British politician who was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and later as a Labour MP.

He was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1931 general election as a Liberal, for the Whitechapel and St Georges constituency in the East End of London. He lost his seat at the 1935 election.

Janner returned to Parliament ten years later, when he as returned at the 1945 general election as Labour MP for Leicester West. When that constituency was abolished for he 1950 election, he was re-elected for the new Leicester North West. He held that seat until he retired from the Commons at the 1970 general election, when his seat was held for Labour by his son Greville.

In June 1970, he was made a life peer as Baron Janner, of the City of Leicester.

He held many positions in the Jewish community, including President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1955-64.


Elsie Janner, Barnett Janner: A Personal Portrait (London, 1984).

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Henry Hall
Member of Parliament for Whitechapel and St Georges
Succeeded by
James Henry Hall
Preceded by
Harold Nicolson
Member of Parliament for Leicester West
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Leicester North West
Succeeded by
Greville Janner


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