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John Allen Parkinson (15 October 1870 – 7 December 1941) was a British Labour Party politician.

He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Wigan at the 1918 general election, replacing the Conservative MP Reginald James Neville.

Parkinson was re-elected at each subsequent general election until his death at the age of 71 in 1941, when he became the first of four Wigan MPs to die in office in the 20th century. In the consequent by-election in 1942, the seat was held for Labour by Wiliam Foster. Wigan has returned Labour MPs ever since.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Reginald James Neville
Member of Parliament for Wigan
Succeeded by
Wiliam Foster


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