Nally joined the Labour League of Youth, and served as president of its Manchester district from 1930-34. He then worked as a journalist, and served as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, then as a war correspondent during World War II. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Bilston constituency at the 1945 general election.
Nally stood down at the 1955 general election, citing the problem of splitting his time between his constituency in Wolverhampton, Parliament at Westminster, and his family home in Manchester. He was nominated for selection for the seat of Manchester Gorton but was not short-listed.
- Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. IV. Brighton: Harvester Press. pp. 273–274.
- The Times 17 August 1953, "News in Brief", p3.
- The Times 26 April 1955, "Sir F. Soskice on short list at Gorton", p12.
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