About this Archive
William George Glenvil Hall PC (4 April 1887 – 13 October 1962) was a British barrister and Labour politician. He was elected at the 1929 general election as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth Central, but lost his seat two years later at the 1931 election, when Labour split over the formation of the National Government. He returned to the House of Commons in 1939, at a by-election in the Colne Valley constituency, and held the seat until he died in office in 1962, aged 75. In Clement Attlee's post-war government, he served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1945 to 1950, and was made a Privy Councillor in 1947. After leaving government in 1950, he served as chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP)'s liaison committee, a position equivalent to the modern role of Chairman of the PLP.
Scope and content
Papers of Glenvil Hall including correspondence, publications, diaries, election papers and other ephemera.