Julian Snow, Baron Burntwood

Julian Ward Snow, Baron Burntwood (24 February 1910 – 24 January 1982) was a British Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament for Portsmouth Central from 1945. When that constituency was abolished he represented Lichfield and Tamworth from 1950 until stepping down at the 1970 general election, when his seat was won for the Conservatives by James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid. After his retirement he was created a life peer on 21 September 1970 as Baron Burntwood, of Burntwood in the County of Stafford.[1]

During his time as an MP, Snow also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health. He never made a speech from the backbenches, although he did speak in his role as Vice Chamberlain of the Household.[2]

Lord Burntwood was employed by Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd in India and East Africa in 1930–1937. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1939 and served till the end of World War II. He married the artist Flavia Blois, daughter of Sir Ralph Barrett MacNaghten Blois, 9th Bt. and Winifred Grace Hegan Kennard, on 20 August 1948.

Lord Burntwood was a founding member and the first chairman of The Institution of Environmental Sciences, which holds the annual Burntwood Lecture in his memory.


  1. ^ "No. 45198". The London Gazette. 24 September 1970. p. 10449.
  2. ^ House of Commons Library. "Maiden Speeches in the House of Commons since 1918". UK Parliament. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth Central
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Lichfield and Tamworth
Succeeded by